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Can't Hurt Me By David Goggins—#1 Challenge

Can't Hurt Me By David Goggins—#1 Challenge

David Goggins had a nightmare childhood.

Poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes.


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"Can't hurt me" book shares his astonishing life story and reveals that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. Goggins calls this "The 40% Rule", and his story illuminates a path that anyone can follow to push past pain, demolish fear, and reach their full potential.


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You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft that you will die without ever realizing your true potential



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Challenge 1 Of Chapter 1

The author had his fair share of struggles right from his childhood. He was abused by his father, faced racism, and was bullied.


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The author questions the readers in the book were you beaten? Abused? Bullied? Did you ever feel insecure?

Maybe your limiting factor is that you grew up so supported and comfortable, you never pushed yourself?


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The author challenges the readers to break out a journal, laptop, tablet, or notes app on the smartphone.

He further insists—

  • Do not be bland with this assignment. I showed you every piece of my dirty laundry.
  • If you were hurt or are still in harm's way, tell the story in full.
  • Give your pain shape. Absorb its power, because you are about to flip that shit.


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The assignment further challenges you to note down a list of excuses, the very good reasons why you shouldn't amount to a damn thing, to fuel your ultimate success


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For some it may mean login onto social media, posting a picture, and writing out a few lines about how your past or present circumstances challenge you to the depth of your soul. If that's you, use the hashtags #badhand #canthurtme.

Otherwise, acknowledge and accept it privately. Acting upon this assignment will empower you to overcome.


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🌊Full-time reader, part-time writer 🔥Wait for the fire, 'cause you don't know what's higher


Author David Goggins has seen every kind of difficulty and yet still went on to become the only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL. Reading this book gives us an insight into how limited we assume ourselves.

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