Five Things David Goggins is Famous for and why you Should Care

Five Things David Goggins is Famous for and why you Should Care

Reading Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins is the punch in the face we all need. David's story is so powerful that it wakes us from our cosy slumber and gets us to confront our demons. All this discomfort is in service to helping ourselves push our limits and discover the rivers of untapped potential within us.

Can't Hurt Me has given me the tools to ask hard questions of myself and challenge the little voices in my head. You know, the representatives of self-doubt and lack of accountability.

I have done several shows studying his work and the lessons he teaches. You can listen to the Moonshots Podcast on David here. In addition, we studied Goggins and his thoughts on motivation in our Master Series.

The reason you should care about David Goggins is has achieved remarkable things, despite starting at a massive disadvantage. Furthermore, he is a natural teacher who shares his story to help us write a better story for ourselves.

"The only thing that's going to change your life is you. No one else is going to do it for you." David Goggins

David Goggins was severely overweight as a child and young adult, weighing up to 300 pounds. He lost weight and got in shape through a combination of diet and exercise, and he has since become a highly accomplished endurance athlete and Naval Officer.

Five Things David Goggins is Famous for

  1. David Goggins is an American ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete, and former United States Navy SEAL. He is known for his endurance and toughness and has set numerous endurance records.
  2. Goggins is the only member of the "40% Club," a group of people who have completed the Navy SEAL "Hell Week" (a gruelling week of training that is known for its high dropout rate) more than once.
  3. Goggins has completed more than 60 ultra-marathons, including the Badwater Ultramarathon (considered one of the toughest foot races in the world) and the Leadville Trail 100 (a 100-mile race through the Colorado Rockies).
  4. Goggins has also completed numerous Ironman triathlons and has set a Guinness World Record for the most pull-ups completed in 24 hours (4,025).
  5. Goggins is known for his motivational speaking and has written several books, including "Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds," which became a New York Times bestseller.
In 2013, Goggins set a world record for the most miles run in 48 hours, with 202.50 miles.

Why should we care about David Goggins?

The entire point of David Goggins and his achievements is that he teaches and guides us on how to be remarkable, or as he would say, "uncommon".

"You have to be willing to suffer. You have to be willing to suffer and be uncomfortable. If you're not, you will not reach your full potential." David Goggins

There are several things that one can learn from David Goggins and his experiences:

  1. Mental toughness: Goggins is known for his mental toughness and ability to push through extreme physical and mental challenges. He has often spoken about the importance of developing a solid mindset and its role in achieving goals and overcoming obstacles.
  2. The importance of discipline and hard work: Goggins has achieved many of his accomplishments through discipline and hard work and has said these qualities are essential for success.
  3. The value of setting and pursuing challenging goals: Goggins has set and achieved many seemingly impossible goals and has spoken about the value of setting challenging goals and the sense of accomplishment that comes with achieving them.
  4. The importance of perseverance: Goggins has faced many setbacks and failures but has always persevered and continued to work towards his goals. He has spoken about the importance of not giving up and striving for success, even in adversity.
  5. The power of self-motivation: Goggins has often spoken about the importance of self-motivation and its role in achieving one's goals. He has encouraged others to find their motivation sources and use them to drive their success.
"If you want to be successful, you have to be willing to do things that other people aren't willing to do. You have to be willing to put in the hard work and make the sacrifices necessary to achieve your goals." David Goggins

And if you would like some 'Goggins' in your life. Check out his new book, which I will review in the coming weeks.