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Can't Hurt Me

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by David Goggins

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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.” 

– David Goggins


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The power of mind

Our culture has become hooked on the quick-fix, the life hack, efficiency. Everyone is on the hunt for that simple action algorithm that nets maximum profit with the least amount of effort. There’s no denying this attitude may get you some success, if you’re lucky, but it will not lead to a calloused mind or self-mastery. If you want to master the mind and remove your governor, you’ll have to become addicted to hard work. Because passion and obsession, even talent, are only useful tools if you have the work ethic to back them up.”

– David Goggins


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Stop scuse

Goggins explains that you have to stop making excuses for yourself. Having a family to look after or a difficult job is part of life rather than an excuse. Tell your daily stressors, “you can’t hurt me.”


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Mornings are crucial

If you can win the morning, then you can win the day. Typically, Goggins will get up at 4 a.m. Then, he goes on a six-to-ten mile run. He usually gets back from his run at 5:15 a.m. and will shower, eat breakfast, and get ready for work. Goggins cycles 25 miles to work and arrives at his desk by 7:30 a.m. During his lunch break, Goggins will either have a gym session or go for another six-mile run on the beach. Then, he cycles back home after work. Each day without fail, Goggins will have cycled 50 miles, run ten miles, and worked a nine-to-five job. This routine shows that you can always find time to make positive habits part of your life.

In addition to working hard and getting things done, Goggins also recommends taking everything one step further. For example, instead of stopping long-distance running once you have run a marathon, you should be thinking about the next accomplishment. For example, run another marathon and improve your time. If you become satisfied with your accomplishments, then you will stop moving forward.


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