2 Huge Surprises and a Frank Review of Never Finished by David Goggins

2 Huge Surprises and a Frank Review of Never Finished by David Goggins

It's one big wake-up call and it just launched; the brand-new book Never Finished by David Goggins. Just sit back and enjoy his mission; if this doesn't fire you up - I don't know what will.

I am David Fucking Goggins. I exist; therefore, I complete what I start. I take pride in my effort and in my performance in all phases of life. Just because I am here! If I'm lost, I will find myself. As long as I'm on planet Earth, I will not half-ass it. Anywhere I lack, I will improve because I exist and I am willing. David Goggins

Goggins shares the philosophy, psychology, and strategies that enabled him to learn that what he thought was his limit was only his beginning and that the quest for greatness is unending.

We just studied the brand new book on the Moonshots Podcast.

Having read the new book Never Finished, and his previous bestseller Can't Hurt Me, I am excited to share that audiobooks are even better than a traditional paperback book.

Never Finished: Unshackle Your Mind and Win the War Within
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David Goggins and his ghostwriter Adam Skolnick have joined to create an audiobook podcast mashup for both books. As a listener, you get even more insight from Goggins. These two audiobooks are the most surprising thing about the work of Goggins.

The new book Never Finished has fewer stories than Can't Hurt Me. Instead, it's more reflective and goes deeper into how to be mentally tough.

Mental toughness and resilience fade if they aren't used consistently. I say it all the time: you are either getting better, or you're getting worse. You're not staying the same. David Goggins

Here's a summary of the themes that stood out for me from Never Finished:

Discipline is a lifestyle.

Self-discipline is the ability to control one's behaviour and actions to achieve a goal or maintain a certain standard of conduct. It involves setting goals, planning to achieve them, and following through with the plan despite obstacles or temptations to do otherwise. It is an essential skill for success in many areas of life, such as education, work, and personal development.

If you're not growing, you're shrinking.

Personal growth refers to the process of becoming a better version of oneself. It involves self-improvement and self-development and can encompass various activities and practices. Personal development can include learning new skills, developing healthier habits, overcoming unique challenges, and becoming more self-aware. It is an ongoing process that can happen at any stage of life, leading to greater self-confidence, personal satisfaction, and overall well-being.

Confront your inner dialogue via self-talk audits.

Inner dialogue, also known as self-talk or internal dialogue, refers to the ongoing conversation in one's mind. It includes thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions constantly running through the mind, often unconsciously. Inner dialogue can be positive or negative and influence one's mood, self-esteem, and behaviour.

Your most significant competitor is yourself.

A personal weakness is a limitation or aspect of one's character that makes it difficult to achieve specific goals or objectives. Personal deficiencies can manifest in various ways, such as lack of confidence, difficulty managing time, procrastination, difficulty communicating effectively, or difficulty handling stress or pressure.

Face your demons full frontal.

Confronting one's demons refers to facing and dealing with one's innermost fears, doubts, and insecurities. The phrase often refers to confronting and overcoming personal challenges and traumas, such as past experiences of abuse, neglect, or trauma, or current struggles with addiction, mental health, or relationships.

Give personal progress time.

Personal improvement compounds over time for a few different reasons. One reason is that small changes and modifications in one area of one's life can lead to positive cascading effects in other areas. For example, developing a daily exercise routine can not only improve one's physical health but also lead to improvements in mood and overall well-being. This attitude improvement can also help improve relationships, job performance and self-esteem.

Another reason personal improvement compounds over time is that small changes and modifications can create a sense of momentum and motivation. When individuals see their effort is paying off, they are more likely to continue making positive changes and tackle more significant challenges. This sense of momentum can lead to a virtuous cycle of personal growth and improvement.

Lastly, personal improvement can compound over time because the skills, knowledge, and habits we acquire through the process of self-improvement can be built upon and added to over time. For instance, learning a new language or skill can open up new opportunities and possibilities, leading to further growth and development.

All these factors work together to create a compounding effect, where minor improvements build upon each other and lead to significant progress over time. It's important to note that personal gain takes time, consistency and effort; it's not an overnight process.

You cannot be afraid to disappoint people. You have to live the life you want to live. Sometimes, that means being the motherfucker who can put a middle finger up to everyone in the room and be comfortable with that. David Goggins