Can’t Hurt Me Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds (2018, Lioncrest Publishing)

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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."

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.

Motivation is not enough to pull us through. It comes and goes, like the wind. Something much stronger is needed for ultimate success. Some would call it an unrelenting drive. Some would call it obsession. Call it what you will, but what it needs to be is a singular pursuit for a goal that never dies. It must continue on the days when motivation ceases to exist. It must continue on the days when you feel like death and the world overwhelms you.

What I love about Goggins is his brutal honesty. He writes from a position from strength and success, but these traits were only born from weakness and a brutal backstory that gave him the drive he needed to take on some massive challenges.

"I thought I'd solved a problem when really I was creating new ones by taking the path of least resistance."

The truth is, we will only ever get anywhere in life through hard work and even then life might surprise us and leave us in the gutter. But we don't know unless we try, we don't know if we don't give this game everything we have and all that we are. We have one life, so why not spend it trying to become the best version of yourself and trying to help as many people as possible on the way

I listen to clips from Goggins every morning to keep me sane. I listen before every training run I do. I listen because Goggins has found a method that works and he wants you to try it to.

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