David Goggins quotes

David Goggins quotes

1.“The mind is the most powerful thing in the world. The mind has capabilities that are so unknown, and being able to tap into that is on the other side of suffering.” David Goggins

2.“The only way that you’re ever going to get to the other side of this journey is by suffering. You have to suffer in order to grow. Some people get it, some people don’t.” David Goggins

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3.“You have to build calluses on your brain just like how you build calluses on your hands. Callus your mind through pain and suffering.” David Goggins

4.“The only reason why I became successful was because I went towards the truth. As painful and as brutal as it is, it changed me. It allowed me, in my own right, to become the person who I am today.“ David Goggins

5.“Everyday you’re trying to find more of what you’re capable of – and that’s the big question. What are you capable of? Stop doing the things that you do every day. If you run everyday, go swim.” David Goggins

6.“As humans, we’re reading books everyday to try to figure out how to be someone else. What we don’t do is go inside, turn ourselves inside out, and read our own story. You have to look inside to find out what you really want.” David Goggins

7.“We have the ability to go in such a space, if you’re willing to suffer, and I mean suffer, your brain and body once connected together, can do anything.” David Goggins

8.“Most of this generation quits the second they get talked to. It’s so easy to be great nowadays because most people are just weak, If you have any mental toughness, any fraction of self-discipline – the ability to not want to do it, but still do it – you’ll be successful.” David Goggins

9.“If you’re not physically and mentally prepared for what life is going to throw at you, then you’re just going to crumble, And then, you’re no good to nobody.” David Goggins

10.“We like to live our lives on social media with lies about ourselves about how great we are. Get to the source! Fix the problem.” David Goggins

11.“When you’re exhausted, weak, and tired and everyone around you looks just as bad as you or even worse – that’s the perfect time for you to make a statement.  You let everyone around you know that when their life ends, that’s when yours begins.” David Goggins

12.“Life is one big tug of war between mediocrity and trying to find your best self.” David Goggins

13.“If you want to get better, do the things that no-one else wants to do. Do the things that no-one is even thinking about doing.” David Goggins

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14.“Self-talk and visualization are two keys to my success.” David Goggins

15.Motivation is crap. Motivation comes and goes. When you’re driven, whatever is in front of you will get destroyed.” David Goggins

16.“It’s easier to accept the fact that you’re just not good enough. We all have a lot more than we think we have.” David Goggins

17.“I don’t stop when I’m tired. I stop when I’m done.” David Goggins

18“If you can see yourself doing something, you can do it. If you can’t see yourself doing something, usually you can’t achieve it.” David Goggins

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19.“The most important conversation is the one you have with yourself.” David Goggins

20.“Stop making excuses. Stop being a victim. Take personal responsibility.” David Goggins

21.“You’re not going to find greatness by looking in a book or by listening to me. I may give you the spark, but you’ve got to go inside yourself to find it.“ David Goggins

22.”Most people who doubt you doubt you because they can never see themselves doing what you are trying to do.” – David Goggins

23.”The biggest thing is to stop thinking you deserve anything. You, me, or anyone else doesn’t deserve shit! So whenever you think you deserve a day off “just because”…rethink that shit! It’s that kind of attitude that makes you like most people.” – David Goggins

24.”The path to success will leave you callused, bruised, and very tired. It will also leave you empowered.” – David Goggins

25.”Don’t let your body or mind do exactly what it wants to do! Take control!” – David Goggins

26.”Don’t be the person that looks at the weather report the night before to decide what you are going to do the next day.” – David Goggins

27.”The only thing more contagious than a good attitude is a bad one.” – David Goggins

28.”Don’t get mad at others because life is kicking your ass.” – David Goggins

29″Success is based off of your willingness to work your ass off no matter what obstacles are in your way.” – David Goggins

30.”Be true to whoever or whatever you are and wear it like a badge of honor. Fit in with one person and one person only: yourself.” – David Goggins

31″Don’t limit expectations of yourself and settle for anything less than what you are truly capable of achieving.” – David Goggins

32.”Life isn’t always about doing the things we like to do. It’s about doing things we have to do.” – David Goggins

33.”We live in a world where a lot of people need goals, motivation, and a lot of other words to get started. It’s just a big excuse to not get started.” – David Goggins

34.”When you fall down, focus on the solution, not the problem. You might quit or fail 100 times. Keep that clear picture of where you want to be.” – David Goggins

35.”Teach yourself that it isn’t ok to take the easy way out. Make sure you are bothered by the things you set out to do but did not complete or make time for in the day.”– David Goggins

36.”You can will yourself to do almost anything you want.” – David Goggins

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37.”When you think you’re done, you’re only at 40% of your body’s capability.” – David Goggins

38.”On bad days it’s important to get your nose out of the problem! What does that mean? It means you can’t get a clear view of the problem if you are living in it. Pull yourself away from the problem and you will see how different the problem looks.”– David Goggins

39.”High achievement doesn’t require inborn talent. It requires working your ass off. Period.” – David Goggins

40.”We have the ability to make very easy things seem impossible. Stop losing the mind game against yourself.” – David Goggins

41.”Comfort zones: If you like in one too long…that becomes your norm. Get comfortable being uncomfortable.” – David Goggins

42.”Stop thinking and do something.” – David Goggins

43.”Take time to take inventory of your life. Look in the mirror and hold yourself accountable.” – David Goggins

44.”There is no better way to grow as a person than to do something you hate every day.” – David Goggins

45.”Before you open your mouth and criticise someone, think about how you would feel if you were the person you were criticising.”– David Goggins

46.”Sometimes you must go to war with yourself to fix yourself.” – David Goggins

47.”A lot of people put motivational quotes up on the wall and all they do is collect dust. Become what that quote says. Live it every day.” – David Goggins

48.”Show people, don’t tell people!” – David Goggins

49.”You may lose the battle of the morning but don’t lose the war of the day.” – David Goggins

50.”Most of the amazing things in this world come from people who know how to turn their failure into a success.” – David Goggins

51.”Embrace the suck. Callus the mind.”– David Goggins

52.”You have to put work behind everything in life” – David Goggins

53.”You got to get to the point in your life that all the things you should of done and you didn’t do, it bothers you” – David Goggins

54.”Everybody comes to a point in their life when they want to quit. But it’s what you do at that moment that determines who you are.”– David Goggins

55.”It hurts, but that’s all it does. The most difficult part of the training is training your mind. You build calluses on your feet to endure the road. You build calluses on your mind to endure the pain. There’s only one way to do that. You have to get out there and run.”– David Goggins

56.”Failure is an option. It’s what you do with the failure that makes you who you are. Our failures mold us. I have failed at several things in my life. What sets some of us apart, is that when we fail, we can’t sleep at night. It haunts us until we have our time at redemption.”– David Goggins

57.”With the Special Ops Warrior Foundation’s help, we put 266 kids through college last year. And that’s what keeps me going. I’ll be honest, I don’t like running. I don’t like biking. I don’t like swimming. I do it to raise money. But, now that I’m in this sport, I want to see how far I can push myself. What makes me tick is that pain you feel when you do these ultramarathons. I love knowing that everyone’s suffering because I know I can suffer just a little bit more. I can take a lot of pain.”– David Goggins

58.“In order for me to be the person that I wanted to become, I saw myself as the weakest person (that God) ever created. I wanted to change that into being the hardest man ever created.” – David Goggins

59.“Everything in life is a mind game! Whenever we get swept under by life’s dramas, large and small, we are forgetting that no matter how bad the pain gets, no matter how harrowing the torture, all bad things end.” David Goggins

60.“It won’t always go your way, so you can’t get trapped in this idea that just because you’ve imagined a possibility for yourself that you somehow deserve it. Your entitled mind is dead weight. Cut it loose. Don’t focus on what you think you deserve. Take aim on what you are willing to earn!” David Goggins

61“Every morning in our lives, we have a choice to make. You have the choice to stay in bed and say ‘Forget it, I’m not going to work out today.’ or ‘Forget it, I’m not going to work hard today.’ That’s your choice that you make every single day of your life. Make the right decision.” David Goggins

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62.“You are stopping you, you are giving up instead of getting hard.” David Goggins

63.“In the military we always say we don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training,” David Goggins

64.“We all need small sparks, small accomplishments in our lives to fuel the big ones. Think of your small accomplishments as kindling. When you want a bonfire, you don’t start by lighting a big log. You collect some witch’s hair—a small pile of hay or some dry, dead grass. You light that, and then add small sticks and bigger sticks before you feed your tree stump into the blaze. Because it’s the small sparks, which start small fires, that eventually build enough heat to burn the whole f*cking forest down.” David Goggins

65.“I thought I’d solved a problem when really I was creating new ones by taking the path of least resistance.” David Goggins

66.“like the Taoists say, those that know don’t speak, and those who speak, well, they don’t know jack s*it.” David Goggins

67.“Denial is the ultimate comfort zone.” David Goggins

68.Even if you are hurting, never let your competition see the look of defeat or even vulnerability on your face. – David Goggins

69.When you fall down, focus on the solution, not the problem. You might quit or fail 100 times. Keep that clear picture of where you want to be. – David Goggins

70.“But you don’t have to let your doubt into the cockpit! You can tolerate doubt as a backseat driver, but if you put doubt in the pilot’s seat, defeat is guaranteed. Remembering that you’ve been through difficulties before and have always survived to fight again shifts the conversation in your head. It will allow you to control and manage doubt, and keep you focused on taking each and every step necessary to achieve the task at hand.” -David Goggins

71.“Anyone who is of sound mind and body can sit down and think of twenty things in their life that could have gone differently. Where maybe they didn’t get a fair shake and where they took the path of least resistance. If you’re one of the few who acknowledge that, want to callous those wounds, and strengthen your character, its up to you to go back through your past and make peace with yourself by facing those incidents and all of your negative influences, and accepting them as weak spots in your own character. Only when you identify and accept your weaknesses will you finally stop running from your past. Then those incidents can be used more efficiently as fuel to become better and grow stronger.” David Goggins

72.“Heraclitus, a philosopher born in the Persian Empire back in the fifth century BC, had it right when he wrote about men on the battlefield. “Out of every one hundred men,” he wrote, “ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior…” David Goggins

73.“We live in a world with a lot of insecure, jealous people. Some of them are our best friends. They are blood relatives. Failure terrifies them. So does our success. Because when we transcend what we once thought possible, push our limits, and become more, our light reflects off all the walls they’ve built up around them. Your light enables them to see the contours of their own prison, their own self-limitations. But if they are truly the great people you always believed them to be, their jealousy will evolve, and soon their imagination might hop its fence, and it will be their turn to change for the better.” David Goggins

74.“Tell yourself the truth! That you’ve wasted enough time, and that you have other dreams that will take courage to realise, so you don’t die a f*cking p*ssy.” David Goggins

75.“It’s a lot more than mind over matter. It takes relentless self discipline to schedule suffering into your day, every day.” David Goggins

76.”Don’t get mad at others because life is kicking your ass.” – David Goggins

77.”Success is based off of your willingness to work your ass off no matter what obstacles are in your way.” – David Goggins

78.”We live in a world where a lot of people need goals, motivation, and a lot of other words to get started. It’s just a big excuse to not get started.” – David Goggins

79.”Life isn’t always about doing the things we like to do. It’s about doing things we have to do. – David Goggins

80.“You know that my refrigerator is never full, and it never will be because I live a mission-driven life, always on the hunt for the next challenge. That mindset is the reason I broke that record, finished Badwater, became a SEAL, rocked Ranger School, and on down the list. In my mind I’m that racehorse always chasing a carrot I’ll never catch, forever trying to prove myself to myself. And when you live that way and attain a goal, success feels anti-climactic.” David Goggins

81.“From then on, I brainwashed myself into craving discomfort. If it was raining, I would go run. Whenever it started snowing, my mind would say, Get your f*cking running shoes on. Sometimes I wussed out and had to deal with it at the Accountability Mirror. But facing that mirror, facing myself, motivated me to fight through uncomfortable experiences, and, as a result, I became tougher. And being tough and resilient helped me meet my goals.” David Goggins

82.“it’s possible to transcend anything that doesn’t kill you,” David Goggins

83.“This one’s for the unusual motherf*ckers in this world. A lot of people think that once they reach a certain level of status, respect, or success, that they’ve made it in life. I’m here to tell you that you always have to find more. Greatness is not something that if you meet it once it stays with you forever. That shit evaporates like a flash of oil in a hot pan.” David Goggins

84.“Suffering is a test. That’s all it is. Suffering is the true test of life.” David Goggins

85.“People take classes on self-help, mental toughness, breathing control – the only way to get tougher is to put yourself in hellacious situations.” David Goggins

86.“Pain unlocks a secret doorway in the mind, one that leads to both peak performance, and beautiful silence.” David Goggins

87.“The worst thing that can happen to a man is to become civilised.” – David Goggins

88.“You want to be uncommon amongst uncommon people. Period.” – David Goggins

89.“A warrior is a guy that goes ‘I’m here again today. I’ll be here again tomorrow and the next day.’ It’s a person who puts no limit on what’s possible.” – David Goggins

90.“But visualisation isn’t simply about daydreaming of some trophy ceremony—real or metaphorical. You must also visualise the challenges that are likely to arise and determine how you will attack those problems when they do. That way you can be as prepared as possible on the journey.” David Goggins

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91.“You can be born in a f*cking sewer and still be the baddest motherf*cker on earth.”― David Goggins

92.“By the time I graduated, I knew that the confidence I’d managed to develop didn’t come from a perfect family or God-given talent. It came from personal accountability which brought me self respect, and self respect will always light a way forward.” David Goggins

93.“You gotta start your journey. It may suck, but eventually you will come out the other side on top.” David Goggins

94.“To make fun of or try to intimidate someone they didn’t even know based on race alone was a clear indication that something was very wrong with them, not me.” David Goggins

95.“In life, there is no gift as overlooked or inevitable as failure. I’ve had quite a few and have learned to relish them, because if you do the forensics you’ll find clues about where to make adjustments and how to eventually accomplish your task.” David Goggins

96.“The only reason why I became successful was because I went towards the truth. As painful and as brutal as it is, it changed me. It allowed me, in my own right, to become the person who I am today.“ David Goggins

97.“Everyone fails sometimes and life isn’t supposed to be fair, much less bend to your every whim.” David Goggins

98.“The vast majority of us are slaves to our minds. Most don’t even make the first effort when it comes to mastering their thought process because it’s a never-ending chore and impossible to get right every time.” David Goggins

99.“The most important conversations you’ll ever have are the ones you’ll have with yourself.” David Goggins

100.“Everybody wants a quick fix like 6-minute abs – you may get some results from it, but those results won’t be permanent. The permanent results come from you having to suffer. You have to make that a tattoo on your brain so that when the hard time comes again, you don’t forget it.” David Goggins

101.“Then I thought of an English middle-distance runner from back in the day named Roger Bannister. When Bannister was trying to break the four-minute mile in the 1950s, experts told him it couldn’t be done, but that didn’t stop him. He failed again and again, but he persevered, and when he ran his historic mile in 3:59.4 on May 6, 1954, he didn’t just break a record, he broke open the floodgates simply by proving it possible. Six weeks later, his record was eclipsed, and by now over 1,000 runners have done what was once thought to be beyond human capability.” David Goggins

102.“life is one long motherf*cking imaginary game that has no scoreboard, no referee, and isn’t over until we’re dead and buried.” David Goggins

103.“We didn’t care about muscle fatigue or breakdown because after a certain point we were training our minds, not our bodies. My workouts weren’t designed to make us fast runners or to be the strongest men on the mission. I was training us to take torture so we’d remain relaxed in extraordinarily uncomfortable environments.” David Goggins

104.“If you can get through doing things that you hate to do, on the other side is greatness.” David Goggins

105.“They see me now as the guy who can do 4,000 pull-ups in 24 hours, but what they don’t understand is the journey that got me to this point. Before this, I was the exact opposite of the person I am today.” – David Goggins

106.“Human beings change through study, habit, and stories.” David Goggins

107.“No matter what you or I achieve, in sports, business, or life, we can’t be satisfied. Life is too dynamic a game. We’re either getting better or we’re getting worse.” David Goggins

108.“You need to stop talking like a wanna-be-gangster. None of this shit is gonna cut it! No more taking the easy way out! It’s time to grow the f*ck up!” David Goggins

109.“Take time to take inventory of your life. Look in the mirror and hold yourself accountable.” – David Goggins

110.“If you ever tell me that I can’t do something, I’m going to let you know, in some way, that I am going to do it.” – David Goggin

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