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About Can't Hurt Me Book

New York Times Bestseller


Over 2.5 million copies sold


For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - 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. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events, inspiring Outside magazine to name him The Fittest (Real) Man in America.


In this curse-word-free edition of Can't Hurt Me, he 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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Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins

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

The 40% Rule

The 40% Rule

  • Most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. When your mind is telling you that you’re done, completely exhausted and not able to go any further, you’re only at about 40% of your potential. When you get to the 40%, you need to tap into a hidden reserve or energy and motivation.
  • Keep fighting when you feel like you’re done, and that’s when you unlock the remaining 60% of your potential.

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Life Doesn’t Always Go Your Way

Life Doesn’t Always Go Your Way

… so if you start thinking that it will, you’ll be disappointed and less effective. Instead of focusing on what you think you deserve, figure out what you want and be willing to pay the dues required to get it.

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No One Is Going To Help You

No One Is Going To Help You

If you want something, YOU have to go after it. Don’t wait for someone else to give you the opportunity. Don’t wait for someone else to help you. If it’s your dream, it’s on YOU. If you wait, you’ll be waiting until you’re on your deathbed if you don’t take action.

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David Goggins's book "Can't Hurt Me" is a transformative journey that pushes readers to break through their limitations and unlock their full potential.

Embrace the Hardship

Embrace the Hardship

Goggins advocates for embracing discomfort and using it as a catalyst for growth. He encourages readers to confront their weaknesses head-on and push past their perceived limits.

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Master Your Mind

Master Your Mind

The book emphasizes the power of the mind in overcoming obstacles. Goggins shares techniques for developing mental toughness and resilience, such as visualization and positive self-talk.

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When you think you’re done, you’re only at 40% of your body’s capability

DAVID GOGGINGS

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1. The Power of Accountability

  • Goggins emphasizes the importance of holding yourself accountable for your actions and decisions.
  • He illustrates this by recounting his experience of being overweight, working a dead-end job, and living a life of mediocrity.
  • However, he realized that change could only come when he took full responsibility for his circumstances.

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2. Embracing Discomfort

One of the central themes of "Can't Hurt Me" is that growth occurs outside of one's comfort zone.

  • Goggins argues that we should actively seek discomfort as it is the breeding ground for resilience and personal development.

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3. The 40% Rule

Goggins introduces the concept of the 40% rule, which posits that when you feel like you've hit your physical or mental limit, you've only tapped into 40% of your potential.

  • He argues that we often quit too soon, long before reaching our capacity.

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If you can get through doing things that you hate to do, on the other side is greatness"

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„I don't stop when I'm tired, I stop when I'm done"

DAVID GOGGINS

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„You gotta start your journey. It may suck, but eventually, you will come out the other side on top"

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These are the 3 most impactful lessons I’ve learned:

These are the 3 most impactful lessons I’ve learned:

  1. It doesn’t matter where you’ve been or how much trauma you’ve experienced, you can always come out stronger.
  2. Instead of believing in overnight success, work hard and push yourself to be your best self. 
  3. Take advantage of the 40% rule to become the master of your mind and achieve more than you thought possible.

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Lesson 1:

Regardless of the obstacle you face, you can overcome and grow from it.

If you’ve been given a bad hand in life, look for the advantages it gives you. All of the difficulties and pain you experience make you stronger. Challenges in life are like weight-lifting. The more we lift and overcome, the stronger we will be

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Lesson 2 :

If you want to get to the next level, work hard and persevere through your limits.

We need to realize when things get the hardest is when we have the chance to callous our minds and push past our limits.

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Inspires you with the story of David Goggins : U.S Navy seal about how he overcame his life full of hardships and how he motivated himself amidst uncertainity and achieved greatness by breaking the limit set by the mind and inspires you to break the limiting beliefs you set for yourself by coming out of comfort zone. The book is complete story of his life and I summarized some lessons to be learnt from the book.

Calloused BRAIN

Calloused BRAIN

David Goggins: U.S navy seal whose life was filled with hardships, the book covers his story on how he calloused his mind to overcome the hurdles. Whenever you try to do something out of your comfort zone, Mind acts like a governor, a voice that pops up, a big lie that brain comes up with all sort of reasoning so you stay in comfort zone,brain just wants comfort zone and Denial is the best comfort zone. Because brain always tries to simplify things.

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Growth Does Not Come From Comfort Zone

Growth Does Not Come From Comfort Zone

Everyday try to do something uncomfortable even a little so that brain gets calloused instead of getting scared of your fear and insecurities, it will always haunt you, having victim state of mind is waste of time, nothing changes but keeps you in a lopp of problem mindset. Identify week links and challenge them. Dig on things that you know are surely important for you but you are not doing.

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40% - 60% Effort

40% - 60% Effort

When you go past your percieved limit, you will realise how capable you are, most of us give up when we have put only 40% effort and failed, but theres still 60% more effort left. So whenever you feel you have reached your limit think as if you have put only 40% effort and theres still 60% more. This gives second wave of energy

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The words of David Goggins resonate with me on a level that I cannot quite describe. I understand what it is to watch people suffer and fail because they did not believe in themselves. I understand what it is to watch people waste their lives and fuck up time and time again. I will not walk that path.

Live Your Life With Full Capabilities.

Live Your Life With Full Capabilities.

In Can't Hurt Me, he 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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Accomplish A Hell Lot !

Accomplish A Hell Lot !

"When you think that you are done, you're only 40% in to what your body's capable of doing. That's just the limits that we put on ourselves. The human body can withstand and accomplish a hell of a lot more than most of us think possible, and that it all begins and ends in the mind."

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Recognise Uncommon Hustler Inside You.

Recognise Uncommon Hustler Inside You.

"No matter who you are, life will present you similar opportunities where you can prove to be uncommon. There are people in all walks of life who relish those moments, and when I see them, I recognize them immediately because they are usually that person who's all by himself. It's the suit who's still at the office at midnight while everyone else is at the bar, or the badass who hits the gym directly after coming off a forty-eight-hour op. She's the wildland firefighter who instead of hitting her bedroll, sharpens her chainsaw after working a fire for twenty-four hours.

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I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done

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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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The most important conversations you’ll ever have are the ones you’ll have with yourself.

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"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result"

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Face Your Bad Hand

Face Your Bad Hand

Googins childhood was more brutal than most of the people, From mentally and physically abused and living in poverty, Faces bullying and Racism. Despite having so many difficulties and without having any physical and mental health, He is the only member of the U.S. armed forces ever to complete training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller. He is also a former Guinness World Record holder for completing 4,030 pull-ups in 17 hours, and one of the top endurance athletes.

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The 40% Rule

The 40% Rule

Most of us give up when we've only given around "40 %" of our maximum effort. Even when we feel like we have reached our absolute limit, we still have 60% more to give!

Once you know that to be true, it's simply a matter of stretching your pain tolerance, letting go of your identity, and all your self-limiting stories.

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The Empowerment Of Failure

The Empowerment Of Failure

According to Goggins, Failure is one of the best feelings in the world. And if you're not failing, that means you have set your goals to pass, which means you're not setting your goals high enough.

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