Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins

Can't Hurt Me

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 Tactic...

Details Can't Hurt Me

TitleCan't Hurt Me
Release DateDec 4th, 2018
PublisherLioncrest Publishing
GenreNonfiction, Biography, Self Help, Psychology, Personal Development

Reviews Can't Hurt Me

  • Tim
    Warning: I think I missed something and, as a result, this review will not be popular.I appreciate the fact this book recharged me. It forced me to take a look around and realize where I am taking short cuts. For that, I am grateful for the individual stories of grit and determination.However, I started this book expecting, as the publisher promised, "...a path that anyone can follow to...reach their full potential." When I finished, I found that...
  • Christopher Lei
    David Goggins has become the ideal in which I measure my own character and discipline. He basically has done what Jordan Peterson prescribes in his teachings in the most badass way possible. Wisdom and courage personified.
  •  Sarah Lumos
    OH MY GOSH!!! DAMN. This book was such an unexpected treasure and I am shocked it does not have more ratings. Guys, you need to read this book. It was one of the best books I have ever read. I would recommend giving the audiobook a try. It is part audiobook and part podcast. In between chapters, Goggins actually gives new insight and commentaries on his extraordinary life.Goggins was not meant to amount to much. He was supposed to become another ...
  • Gareth Otton
    I'm of two minds about this book. On the one hand, it's an inspiring story of a man who has overcome a lifetime of struggle and proved that you can do anything if you're willing to push yourself. In the first half of the book especially this was a message that resonated with me and made me think about David Goggins as a man to look up to. On the other hand, it's a cautionary tale of a man who is so stubborn he can not learn from his past mistakes...
  • Renee Amberg
    David Goggins made me do it. Seriously, such a breathe of fresh air. Finally a self improvement book from someone who has been there and is living the life he teaches. And in such a straight forward, no bullshit way. Goggins is brutal, real, and incredibly inspiring. Definitely the kinda book I needed going into the new year. Each time I picked up this book I felt his drive and passion and when I put it aside I put that mentality into my own life...
  • Brandice
    Roger that. Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds is powerful. David Goggins is a former veteran, a Navy SEAL, and an army ranger, who overcame many obstacles in life and is now known for his incredible athleticism, competing in endurance events worldwide. He shares his life story in unapologetic detail and I was hooked. Goggins had to endure a hellish childhood with an abusive father. He witnessed awful things at such a young age. ...
  • Theresa Alan
    “The only way to guarantee failure is to quit right now.”This book will make you feel extremely guilty for skipping your workout. Ever. I think people who run the 26-mile marathons are out of their minds. I had no idea what levels of athletic lunacy are out there, like running on broken legs or running 100 miles in 36 hours in the hottest place on earth in July. David Goggins, after losing 109 pounds in three months, managed to become a Navy ...
  • Paul Petrone
    I read this book in one day. Certainly is interesting.That said, I worry about the message. I agree with his point - to a point. But life isn’t always about just pushing yourself to the point of breakdown. It’s also about acceptance.In the last chapter, he does talk about that. But I still think he has more to go in his journey in life. He’s accomplished a lot and has done a lot of good and I sincerely thank him for his service - but I hope...
  • John
    Amazing life story. I've been soaking up all I can about David Goggins since I first saw him on Joe Rogan in August 2018. The audiobook is great: part book, part podcast... There are some extra stories in the audio version that are not in the printed book, which comes out on Dec. 4.Thank you, David!
  • Jarrod Kane
    Pain =/= gain.This book is only about pushing past pain, taking pain meds, and constantly being in unbelievably stupid situations purely because he thinks "Pain" = gain.There are multiple times where if others were not around to save him, he would have died.I gave the first 25% of the book a benefit of the doubt that Goggins would get smarter, but as the book and his life progressed what you're reading is a story about someone who is never prepar...
  • John
    This book is the epitome of "pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps". A decade ago when he burst onto the ultra racing scene I found Goggin's story a powerful paradigm shift in my own life. It's a testimony to what's possible, an assault on absolutely ANY excuses you can invent, and a challenge to do likewise!Don't just read this book, but when you put it down, apply the same mindset! Use it to fight your own battles and overcome your own lim...
  • Jean
    The reason I read this book was to learn what drove a man to successfully complete the rigorous, elite training of the U.S. Navy SEALS, U.S. Army Rangers and the U. S. Air Force Tactical Air Controller (TACP).As a teen Goggins failed the Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery of tests twice. He tells about having to loss one hundred pounds to qualify for the SEALS’ training. He tells about using mental and physical discipline to reach his go...
  • Bibliovoracious
    A gripping memoir, and I LOVE it when authors swear up and down like they would in conversation, but I suppose we can give Adam Skolnick credit for preserving that authenticity in the voice.I'm not down with the philosophy, though. This is the story of an elite athlete and a man who has tempered his mind to endure extreme pain, but it read like a horror story or cautionary tale to me. I don't want to do those things, be like that, think like that...
  • Mindaugas Mozūras
    I hope you’re ready. It’s time to go to war with yourself.I recommend therapy.
  • Mario Tomic
    This book was amazing and captivating. It was hard to stop listening to it. I'm glad I picked up the audiobook version because of the format and the extra bits. The story is a real-world example of the hero's journey. Don't get intimated by the length, time flies when you're listening about all the crazy inspiring stuff David Goggins has been through in his life so far. I 100% recommend this book to everyone. 10/10
  • Kelly
    I'm divided on whether or not I like this book. I'll preface this review with acknowledgement that Goggins survived a brutal, abusive childhood, and that kind of upbringing will certainly mold the choices a person makes as an adult. Through all of the audiobook, I kept thinking to myself that Goggins consistently sought pain, and not necessarily because I felt he needed to prove himself to... his peers, himself... God. I think he was unwittingly ...
  • Stefan Selea
    MUST, absolutely must read! I do not usually leave reviews - but this may very well be the penicillin of the 21st century.Also, his podcasts with Joe Rogan are excellent (just as 99.9% of what Joe puts on YouTube is).Edit: also the audiobook has extra passages - a kind of podcast, so give that a try too.
  • Mehrsa
    I feel like everyone is going to hate me for this review, but I just don't get the love for this book. I thought the first 1/3rd of this book was fantastic--the part where he is growing up is just striking, but then the rest of the book is just a bunch of really amazing physical feats. I have so much respect for Goggins, but the book is all about domination. Dominate your body. Dominate your enemies. "eat their souls." Don't be a "pussy"! His tra...
  • Marc
    This is THE BOOK if you want to conquer yourself, your mind and personally achieve what you're been meaning to achieve. This is THE BOOK if you want to become a tough ass motherfucker. I first heard of David Goggins somewhere in 2016 when Jesse Itzler promoted his book about living with a Navy SEAL and thought to myself "huh, that must be hard" and didn't think about it for longer. THEN, in 2017 I randomly found an interview with him on a Tom Bil...
  • Peter Yock
    This book should be called ‘How I got famous for making really stupid decisions that ruined my relationships, body, and mental health.’This book can be very entertaining. Especially the behind-the-scenes brutal accounts of navy training. But seriously, Goggins’ story is one of seemingly ignorant PTSD and extreme inconsistency. His only consistency is hyper selfishness. What kind of fool runs on broken legs? This one. What kind of guy says ...
  • Philip Joubert
    David has an awesome story but his book dragged on a bit - most likely because it's quite preachy. His core message is gold though: unlock your potential through introspective, obsession and insanely hard work. Comfort is the enemy, always be pushing harder. If you think you're at your maximum you're probably only at 40%.
  • Kolumbina
    Amazing!Always wanted to know how hard is it to become one of the Navy Seals.David Goggins did much more. Not an easy read, not an easy life and not a book for everyone.
  • Chad
    Who cannot admire David’s story? Anyone who went through hell as a child, faced and overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles, pushed himself to insanely extreme lengths to achieve goals, and worked hard to help others—that man or woman is worthy of acclaim. He is encouraging, motivating, positive.And there’s the other, more menacing side of the story. “Show me a hero,” F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “and I’ll write you a tragedy....
  • Chad
    I love Goggins, so I picked this up as soon as I heard about it, and it went right to the top of my TBR.I wasn't exactly disappointed. The book delves into his life in ways that his various interviews and anecdotes could not, and all of that was a welcome addition to his mythos. The problem is, the interviews and stories are so good already, and cover most of the same ground, that this book wasn't enough of a step forward to be amazing.I get it. ...
  • Zane
    I have conflicting emotions about this book. While I'm in awe about what one person can do (physically, emotionally) and what achievements can be reached.. I'm also skeptic - there is very small mention of any relationships with other people. While I agree that each and every person should try to challenge himself and reach dreams, I believe that in life, everyone should be taking into consideration also people relationship building which take ti...
  • Nati S
    This book is the most inspiring book I have ever read. It shows what a man is capable of despite mental and physical limitations. Although I wouldn’t want to define David Goggins, he seems to be a cross of CT Fletcher and Peter Attia. Having the relentlessness of one with the intelligence of the other.I was left with awe every time I finished a chapter, the first-hand accounts in this book captured the raw intensity of the authors life vividly ...
  • Lee Grant
    While David's language is oftentimes chauvinistic, his message is positive and inclusive: Everyone can attain more than they know if they persevere through the suffering. In fact, it is consistent and deliberate suffering that allows humans to do amazing things. Through a series of reflections on his life experiences, told sometimes chronologically and other times thematically, he shares one lesson per chapter. Each chapter ends with a reiteratio...
  • White Rose
    I would have a better use of this story when I was about to leave my country back in 2014 but I can pull some tips 5 years later, the stories are Stoic in nature thus they will never get old.I missed the intellectual part in that book though, the challenges described where 90% physical and we aren't monkeys, after all, it is hard to relate your life to that of David's, nothing in common to say the least and his ghostwriters failed to make it some...
  • Mitch Allan
    An incredible story. If this doesn’t get you fired up to do something you have no pulse.
  • Adithyan I
    What's the book about This is a book about David Goggins :a retired Navy SEAL and the only person complete SEAL training, U.S. Army Ranger School, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training. Each of those themselves are the hardest training courses in the world. Only exceptionally few complete each of them, he completed all of them. He also is a serious endurance athlete : an ultra-runner, a multiple ironman and former world-record holder fo...