cant hurt me book review

Can’t Hurt Me By David Goggins – “Master Your Mind!”

Meet David Goggins

Goggins, Goggins, Goggins! This guy is proper crazy!
David Goggings managed to escape an abusive family situation and decided to become a navy S.E.A.L. The problem was that he was overweight, uneducated, and unprepared. This was the starting point for the man that grew to become one of (if not THE), toughest endurance athletes I’ve come across

Quick notes & Takeaways:

 🔸 About his abusive childhood home: “Glossy surfaces reflect much more than they reveal”. Great expression!

 🔹 “Motivation is bullshit.”

🔸  “I brainwashed myself to craving discomfort”. Schedule suffering into your life.

  🔹 It’s funny, humans tend to hatch their most challenging goals and dreams, the ones that demands the most effort and promises absolutely nothing, when we are tucked into our comfort zones.

 🔸 Ran 100 miles without training, on broken legs, pissing blood.

 🔹 Had the world record for most pull ups in 24 hours in 2013 (4030).

 🔸 When you think you have done your utmost you’re probably only at 40%.

Video review of Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins

Video Review of Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins


The most common excuse David Goggins’ hear for not working out is that people don’t have time. We get it, we all got stuff to do. “You must win the morning” and master the dark hours, when your spouse and kids are asleep, he says.

So, how do I act on this? I’m waking up 05:30 for the coming 66 days. The extra time in the mornings will be used for exercise, meditation, reading and writing.


This book made me add another 10km on my regular run last Sunday. There were two reasons: First, the book is really solid and I didn’t want to turn off the audiobook. Second, Goggins made me realize I’m not putting in even half the effort I could.

This book will challenge you to set the bar higher for yourself If you can look past the Navy jargon..

Further Reading

If you like this book you might very well enjoy The Comfort Crisis – a book about the benefits of discomfort — and Make Your Bed — a book with iportant life lessons by a navy seal admiral.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ out of 5

If you want to know more about the concept of voluntarily throwing yourself into situations of discomfort then check out the article:
3 Books about the surprising benefits of Voluntary Discomfort

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