40 Inspiring Can’t Hurt Me Quotes by David Goggins

David Goggins is a retired Navy SEAL and former USAF Tactical Air Control Party member.

He is also a world-renowned endurance athlete, ultra runner, and a bestselling author.

David Goggins has completed more than 60 ultra marathons on six continents and holds the world record for the most pull-ups done in a duration of 24 hours.


In his book “Can’t Hurt Me,” Goggins shares the mindset and tactics that have helped him overcome extreme adversity throughout his life.

He describes how he developed a “never give up” attitude early on in his career as a Navy SEAL, when he was faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles during training.

Goggins’ story is one of grit, determination, and perseverance in the face of extreme hardship.

Can't Hurt Me: -Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins

You can read 40 quotes from Can’t Hurt Me book by David Goggins.

Top 10 Can’t Hurt Me Quotes by David Goggins


I don’t stop when I’m tired. I stop when I’m done. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).


You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft, that you will die without ever realizing your true potential. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).


It’s possible to transcend anything that doesn’t kill you. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).


No one is going to come help you. No one’s coming to save you. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).


It’s about what we do with opportunities revoked or presented to us that determine how a story ends. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).


Remember, visualization will never compensate for work undone. You cannot visualize lies. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).


We’re either getting better or we’re getting worse. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).


Pain unlocks a secret doorway in the mind, one that leads to both peak performance, and beautiful silence. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).


Everyone fails sometimes and life isn’t supposed to be fair, much less bend to your every whim. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).


It’s a lot more than mind over matter. It takes relentless self discipline to schedule suffering into your day, every day. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).

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Best Can’t Hurt Me Quotes by David Goggins


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 (Can’t Hurt Me).


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 (Can’t Hurt Me).


Don’t stop when you are tired. Stop when you are done. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).

There is no more time to waste. Hours and days evaporate like creeks in the desert. That’s why it’s okay to be cruel to yourself as long as you realize you’re doing it to become better. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).

The most important conversations you’ll ever have are the ones you’ll have with yourself. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).


The reason it’s important to push hardest when you want to quit the most is because it helps you callous your mind. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).

Famous Can’t Hurt Me Quotes by David Goggins

If you want to be one of the few to defy those trends in our ever-softening society, you will have to be willing to go to war with yourself and create a whole new identity, which requires an open mind. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).


It may be satisfactory, but that’s another word for mediocrity. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).

You can tolerate doubt as a backseat driver, but if you put doubt in the pilot’s seat, defeat is guaranteed. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).


The only way we can change is to be real with ourselves. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).

Only you can master your mind, which is what it takes to live a bold life filled with accomplishments most people consider beyond their capability. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).


I thought I’d solved a problem when really I was creating new ones by taking the path of least resistance. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).

Inspiring Can’t Hurt Me Quotes by David Goggins

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. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).


Life is all about looking for tactical advantages. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).

It’s funny, humans tend to hatch our most challenging goals and dreams, the ones that demand our greatest effort yet promise absolutely nothing when we are tucked into our comfort zones. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).


You are stopping you, you are giving up instead of getting hard. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).


Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).

We habitually settle for less than our best; at work, in school, in our relationships, and on the playing field or race course. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).

Popular Can’t Hurt Me Quotes by David Goggins

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. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).

The bottom line is that life is one big mind game. The only person you are playing against is yourself. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).


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 (Can’t Hurt Me).

You must recognize what you are about to do, highlight what you do not like about it, and spend time visualizing each and every obstacle you can. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).

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. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).


Denial is the ultimate comfort zone. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).

The hard part is getting to that point, because the ticket to victory often comes down to bringing your very best when you feel your worst. ~ David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me).

So these were the 40 top quotes from Can’t Hurt Me book by David Goggins.

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