David Goggins Quotes

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David Goggins is considered the toughest man on this earth. He has worked as US Navy Seal and Airforce. Apart from this, he is an athlete an author, and a motivational speaker.

David Goggins’s quotes are very energetic, inspiring, and impassioned. Before reading the David Goggins Quotes, Let us see some quick facts about David Goggins;

 

About David Goggins:

Born on: 17 February 1975

Age: 46 Years (in 2021)

Birth Place: Buffalo, New York, United States

Height: 1.85 m

Weight: 91 kg

Profession:

    • Ultramarathon runner
    • Ultra-distance cyclist
    • Triathlete 
    • Public speaker
    • Retired United States Navy SEAL 
    • Former United States Air Force Tactical Air Control Party

Net worth: $2.5 million (Approx.)

Book: Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds

Website: davidgoggins.com/

 

David Goggins Quotes:

 

1. “Don’t limit expectations of yourself and settle for anything less than what you are truly capable of achieving.” – David Goggins

 

 

2. “Most people who are criticising and judging haven’t even tried what you failed at.” – David Goggins

 

 

3. “If you want to get better, do the things that no-one else wants to do. Do the things that no-one is even thinking about doing.” – David Goggins

 

 

4. “Don’t focus on what you think you deserve. Take aim at what you are willing to earn.” – David Goggins

 

 

5. “If they dislike you, make them dislike you even more by being the best!” – David Goggins

 

 

6. “When you fall down, focus on the solution, not the problem. You might quit or fail 100 times. Keep that clear picture of where you want to be.” – David Goggins

 

 

7. “You are giving up instead of getting hard! Tell the truth about the real reasons for your limitations and you will turn that negativity, which is real, into jet fuel. Those odds stacked against you will become a damn runway!”

 

 

8. “You are stopping you. You are giving up instead of getting hard.” – David Goggins

 

 

9. “I don’t stop when I’m tired. I stop when I’m done.” – David Goggins

 

 

10. “What are you going to do today to change who you see in the mirror?” – David Goggins 

 

 

11. “If you can see yourself doing something, you can do it. If you can’t see yourself doing it, usually you can’t achieve it.” – David Goggins

 

 

12. “It’s like a muscle – if you stop going to the gym or stop running, you get weak. The military teaches you these great values, but we don’t keep up the discipline on our own, and we lose it. So wherever you go, keep that discipline up.” – David Goggins

 

 

13. “If you can see yourself doing something, you can do it. If you can’t see yourself doing something, usually you can’t achieve it.” – David Goggins

 

 

14. “Have the courage to be who you are, not what people expect you to be.” – David Goggins

 

 

15. “Before you start a goal – let’s take care of our insecurities because they are going to surface when you put yourself in the crucible and you’re suffering.” – David Goggins

 

 

16. “Everything in life is a mind game! Whenever we get swept under by life’s dramas, large and small, we are forgetting that no matter how bad the pain gets, no matter how harrowing the torture, all bad things end.” – David Goggins

 

 

17. “If you sit there and have that mentality of ‘triple down on what you’re good at,’ you’re never going to grow. You’re always going to stay the same.” – David Goggins

 

 

18. “Denial is the ultimate comfort zone.” – David Goggins

 

 

19. “Never let people who choose the path of least resistance steer you away from your chosen path of most resistance.” – David Goggins

 

 

20. “We live in a world where a lot of people need goals, motivation, and a lot of other words to get started. It’s just a big excuse to not get started.” – David Goggins

 

 

21. “If you choose to do something, attack it. You can hate me, but there’s one thing you can’t say about me – that I didn’t attack it.” – David Goggins

 

 

22. “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. You have to make that a tattoo on your brain so that when the hard time comes again, you don’t forget it.” – David Goggins

 

 

23. “You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft, that you will die without ever realizing your true potential.” – David Goggins

 

 

24. “The vast majority of us are slaves to our minds. Most don’t even make the first effort when it comes to mastering their thought process because it’s a never-ending chore and impossible to get right every time.” – David Goggins

 

 

25. “Stop making excuses. Stop being a victim. Take personal responsibility.” – David Goggins

 

 

26. “Our whole life is set up in the path of least resistance. We don’t want to suffer. We don’t want to feel discomfort. So the whole time, we’re living our lives in a very comfortable area. There’s no growth in that.” – David Goggins

 

 

26. “Most of this generation quits the second they get talked to. It’s so easy to be great nowadays because most people are just weak, If you have any mental toughness, any fraction of self-discipline — the ability to not want to do it, but still do it — you’ll be successful.” – David Goggins

 

 

27. “Even if you are hurting, never let your competition see the look of defeat or even vulnerability on your face.” – David Goggins

 

 

28. “If you’re willing to suffer, and I mean suffer, your brain and body once connected together, can do anything.” – David Goggins 

 

 

29. “Don’t worry about the elements around you and what’s going on. You gotta get out there and get it.” – David Goggins

 

 

30. “Every morning in our lives, we have a choice to make. You have the choice to stay in bed and say ‘Forget it, I’m not going to work out today.’ or ‘Forget it, I’m not going to work hard today.’ That’s your choice that you make every single day of your life. Make the right decision.” – David Goggins

 

 

31. “You’re not going to find greatness by looking in a book or by listening to me. I may give you the spark, but you’ve got to go inside yourself to find it.” – David Goggins

 

 

32. “The most important conversation is the one you have with yourself.” – David Goggins

 

 

33. “I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done.” – David Goggins

 

 

34. “Back in the day, what motivated me was overcoming myself. Now I believe in being a leader. I’ve done it all – I’m good. Now, it’s about setting an example for others to follow. I can’t just talk it – I have to live it.” – David Goggins

 

 

“A lot of people put motivational quotes up on the wall, and all they do is collect dust. Become what that quote says. Live it every day. ” – David Goggins

 

 

35. “It’s easier to accept the fact that you’re just not good enough. We all have a lot more than we think we have.” – David Goggins

 

 

36. “The brain always quits before the body does. Once the mind knows you are not going to quit something, it’s gonna try to find more, it’s gonna try to give you more.” – David Goggins

 

 

37. “If you choose to do something, attack it.” – David Goggins

 

 

38. “Comfort zones: If you like in one too long…that becomes your norm. Get comfortable being uncomfortable.” – David Goggins

 

 

39. “Tell yourself the truth! That you’ve wasted enough time, and that you have other dreams that will take courage to realize, so you don’t die a f*cking pussy.” – David Goggins

 

 

40. “Fear is my ultimate guide.” – David Goggins

 

 

41. “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

 

 

42. “You’re gonna fail, you’re gonna be in your head, and you’re gonna be saying I’m not good enough. It’s about how you overcome that.” – David Goggins

 

 

43. “The human body can withstand and accomplish a hell of a lot more than what most of us think possible, and that it all begins and ends in the mind.” – David Goggins

 

 

44. “You have to be willing to go to war with yourself and create a whole new identity.” – David Goggins

 

 

45, “It’s possible to transcend anything that doesn’t kill you.” – David Goggins

 

 

46. “It won’t always go your way, so you can’t get trapped in this idea that just because you’ve imagined a possibility for yourself that you somehow deserve it. 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

 

 

47. “I’m a big believer of doing something that sucks every single day of your life. I believe it’s a key component into strengthening your mind.” – David Goggins

 

 

48. “You have to build calluses on your brain just like how you build calluses on your hands. Callus your mind through pain and suffering.” – David Goggins

 

 

49. “No one is going to come to help you. No one’s coming to save you.” – David Goggins

 

 

50. “Show people, don’t tell people!” – David Goggins 

 

 

51. “We have the ability to make very easy things seem impossible. Stop losing the mind game against yourself.” – David Goggins

 

 

52. “My happiness is my reflection on the suffering during my journey and knowing that I never quit nor was I guided by anybody on this earth.” – David Goggins

 

 

53. “Stop thinking and do something.” – David Goggins

 

 

54. “We all have the ability to come from nothing to something.” – David Goggins

 

 

55. “Denial is the ultimate comfort zone.” – David Goggins

 

 

56. “We all want to take this four-lane highway, but we always step over the shovel. All I did was pick up that shovel and made my own path.” – David Goggins

 

 

57. “From the time you take your first breath, you become eligible to die. You also become eligible to find your greatness and become the one warrior.” – David Goggins

 

 

58. “If I never turned myself inside out. I never would have known the capabilities of the human mind. Don’t let fear, low self-esteem and the negative voices around you hold you back from your true destiny.” – David Goggins

 

 

59. “Whoever says you can’t develop mental toughness or anything else doesn’t truly understand the human mind or the human spirit.”

 

 

60. “We’re either getting better or we’re getting worse.” – David Goggins

 

 

61. “When you’re exhausted, weak, and tired and everyone around you looks just as bad as you or even worse – that’s the perfect time for you to make a statement. You let everyone around you know that when their life ends, that’s when yours begins.” – David Goggins

 

 

62. “The only way you gain mental toughness is to do things you’re not happy doing. If you continue doing things that you’re satisfied and make you happy, you’re not getting stronger. You’re staying where you’re at. Either you’re getting better, or you’re getting worse. You’re not staying the same.” – David Goggins

 

 

63. “Life is a battle between trying to find more of yourself knowing that the real you is afraid, likes comfort, likes to be patted on the back, and doing what you need to do to get better.” – David Goggins

 

 

64. “Nobody cares what you did yesterday. What have you done today to better yourself?” – David Goggins

 

 

65. “The things that we decide to run from are the truth. When you make excuses, you’re running from the truth.” – David Goggins

 

 

66. “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

 

 

67. “Pain unlocks a secret doorway in the mind, one that leads to both peak performance, and beautiful silence.” – David Goggins 

 

 

68. “Always be willing to embrace ignorance, because that is the only way to expand your body of knowledge and body of work. It’s the only way to expand your mind.” – David Goggins

 

 

69. “You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft, that you will die without ever realising your true potential.” – David Goggins

 

 

70. “Everyday you’re trying to find more of what you’re capable of – and that’s the big question. What are you capable of? Stop doing the things that you do every day. If you run everyday, go swim.” – David Goggins

 

 

71. “Don’t limit expectations of yourself and settle for anything less than what you are truly capable of achieving.” – David Goggins

 

 

72. “Greatness pulls mediocrity into the mud. Get out there and get after it.” – David Goggins

 

 

73. “Success is based off of your willingness to work your ass off no matter what obstacles are in your way.” – David Goggins

 

 

74. “When you look in the mirror, that’s the one person that you cannot lie to.” – David Goggins

 

 

75. “You gotta start your journey. It may suck, but eventually you will come out the other side on top.” – David Goggins

 

 

76. “Mental toughness is a lifestyle.” – David Goggins

 

 

77. “The only thing more contagious than a good attitude is a bad one.” – David Goggins

 

 

78. “As humans, we’re reading books everyday to try to figure out how to be someone else. What we don’t do is go inside, turn ourselves inside out, and read our own story. You have to look inside to find out what you really want.” – David Goggins

 

 

79. “There is no shortcut. There is no hack. There is only one way. So get after it.” – David Goggins

 

 

80. “The Buddha famously said that life is suffering. I’m not a Buddhist, but I know what he meant and so do you. To exist in this world, we must contend with humiliation, broken dreams, sadness, and loss.” – David Goggins

 

 

81. “Whenever I’m stressed I get after it. I fix what’s bothering me.” – David Goggins

 

 

82. “Seeds burst from the inside out in a self-destructive ritual of new life.” – David Goggins

 

 

83. “Everybody comes to a point in their life when they want to quit. But it’s what you do at that moment that determines who you are.” – David Goggins

 

 

84. “The mind is the most powerful thing in the world. The mind has capabilities that are so unknown, and being able to tap into that is on the other side of suffering.” – David Goggins

 

 

85. “The only person who was going to turn my life around was me. The only way I could get turned around was to put myself through the worst things possible that a human being could ever endure.” – David Goggins

 

 

86. “Don’t worry about the elements around you and what’s going on… You gotta get out there and get it.” – David Goggins

 

 

87. “True willpower. I’m going to (expletive) fail, I’m going to (expletive) fail, I’m going to (expletive) fail, and I will succeed.” – David Goggins

 

 

88. “Be more than motivated, be more than driven, become literally obsessed to the point where people think you’re f**king nuts.” – David Goggins

 

 

89. “You are stopping you, you are giving up instead of getting hard.” – David Goggins

 

 

90. “Most people who doubt you, doubt you because they can never see themselves doing what you are trying to do.” – David Goggins

 

 

91. “I became the roughest critic in the world on myself, and that’s what truly changed me.” – David Goggins

 

 

92. “When you think you’re done, you’re only 40 percent of your body’s capability.” – David Goggins

 

 

93. “Suffering is a test. That’s all it is. Suffering is the true test of life.” – David Goggins

 

 

94. “If you can get through doing things that you hate to do, on the other side is greatness.” – David Goggins

 

 

95. “If you want to get better, do the (expletive) that no-one else wants to do. Do the (expletive) that no-one is even thinking about doing.” – David Goggins

 

 

96. “We like to live our lives on social media with lies about ourselves about how great we are. Get to the source! Fix the problem.” – David Goggins

 

 

97. “In order for me to be the person that I wanted to become, I saw myself as the weakest person (that God) ever created. I wanted to change that into being the hardest man ever created.” – David Goggins

 

 

98. “If you’re a person who is stuck in life: figure out how to not be that person anymore.” – David Goggins

 

 

99. “A lot of us don’t know about another world that exists for us because it’s on the other side of suffering. That’s the real growth in life.” – David Goggins

 

 

100. “Life is one big tug of war between mediocrity and trying to find your best self.” – David Goggins

 

 

101. “Living a life avoiding failure does only one thing for you: it never gives you the opportunity to see what you are truly capable of.” – David Goggins

 

 

102. “Everyone fails sometimes and life isn’t supposed to be fair, much less bend to your every whim.” – David Goggins

 

 

103. “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

 

 

 

104. “Tell yourself the truth! That you’ve wasted enough time, and that you have other dreams that will take courage to realise, so you don’t die a f**king p**sy.” – David Goggins

 

 

105. “Everyday do something that makes you uncomfortable.” – David Goggins

 

 

106. “If you don’t challenge yourself, you don’t know yourself.” – David Goggins

 

 

107. “The only reason why I became successful was because I went towards the truth. As painful and as brutal as it is, it changed me. It allowed me, in my own right, to become the person who I am today.” – David Goggins

 

 

108. “Most of us sweep our failures and evil secrets under the rug, but when we run into problems, that rug gets lifted up, and our darkness re-emerges, floods our soul, and influences the decisions which determine our character.” – David Goggins

 

 

109. “I’m different than most people… when I cross the finish line of a big race, I see that people are ecstatic, but I’m thinking about what I’m going to do tomorrow. It’s all as if my Journey is everlasting and there is no finish line.” – David Goggins

 

 

110. “Failure is an option. It’s what you do with the failure that makes you who you are. Our failures mold us. I have failed at several things in my life. What sets some of us apart, is that when we fail, we can’t sleep at night. It haunts us until we have our time at redemption.” – David Goggins

 

 

111. “I’m a big believer in doing things that make you uncomfortable. So, we live in a world where we want to be as comfortable as we can. And we wonder why we have no growth. We wonder why – when the smallest thing in our life gets difficult – we wonder why we cower and we run away.” – David Goggins

 

 

112. “No one is going to help you. It’s you against yourself forever.” – David Goggins

 

 

113. “Life is a battle between trying to find more of yourself knowing that the real you is afraid, likes comfort, likes to be patted on the back, and doing what you need to do to get better.” – David Goggins

 

 

114. “By the time I graduated, I knew that the confidence I’d managed to develop didn’t come from a perfect family or God-given talent. It came from personal accountability, which brought me self respect, and self-respect will always light a way forward.” – David Goggins

 

 

115. “Most people who doubt you doubt you because they can never see themselves doing what you are trying to do.” – David Goggins

 

 

116. “You will never learn from people if you always tap dance around the truth.” – David Goggins

 

 

117. “But what put distance between me and almost everybody else in that platoon is that I didn’t let my desire for comfort rule me.” – David Goggins

 

 

 

 

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