Master Your Mind with DAVID GOGGINS

Hi everybody :slightly_smiling_face:,

Nobody has talked of DAVID GOGGINS yet on the forum. In my opinion, his legacy has so much value, so I wanted to share this topic with you. Hoping that you will increase your discipline, mindset, mental toughness in your workout and your global life.


How to overcome suffering (6min53) (In french, but you can add automatic subtitles) : COMMENT SURPASSER LA SOUFFRANCE | MOTIVATION | DAVID GOGGINS - FR - YouTube

U.S. navy seal David GOGGINS ‘no limits’ (french subtitles) (3min17) : U.S. Navy Seal David Goggins 'No limits' fr subs (sous-titres français) - YouTube

“Detest mediocrity” - On the other side of suffering is greatness (12min14) : "DETEST MEDIOCRITY" - On The Other Side Of Suffering Is Greatness | David Goggins Motivation - YouTube

The darkness is what I need - Powerful motivational speech (5min06) : THE DARKNESS IS WHAT I NEED - Powerful Motivational Speech (ft. David Goggins) - YouTube

The Secret to becoming UNSTOPPABLE - David Goggins Running (10min22) : The Secret To Becoming UNSTOPPABLE - David Goggins Running 2020 2021 - YouTube


David Goggins is a retired Navy SEAL and is the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to complete SEAL training (including two Hell Weeks), the U.S. Army Ranger School (where he graduated as Enlisted Honor Man) and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training. He is an accomplished endurance athlete. Goggins has completed over 60 ultra-marathons, triathlons, and ultra-triathlons, setting new course records and regularly placing in the top five. He once held the Guinness World Record for pull-ups completing 4,030 in 17 hours, and he’s a sought after public speaker. For DG, it’s all about achieving his personal best and pushing himself well past his comfort zone. David chooses to run the toughest races and put himself through some of the hardest military training programs in the country for no other reason than to see what he’s made of. For him, physical and mental suffering are a journey of self-discovery, no other experience makes him feel more clear, focused and alive.


Joe Rogan Experience #1080 - David Goggins - YouTube

#1080 - David Goggins - The Joe Rogan Experience | Podcast on Spotify

Joe Rogan Experience #1212 - David Goggins - YouTube

#1212 - David Goggins - The Joe Rogan Experience | Podcast on Spotify

4. HIS BOOK (Can’t Hurt Me : Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds)

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 US 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 Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events, inspiring Outside magazine to name him The Fittest (Real) Man in America.

In Can’t Hurt Me, he shares his astonishing life story and reveals that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. Goggins calls this The 40% Rule, and his story illuminates a path that anyone can follow to push past pain, demolish fear, and reach their full potential.

Key Takeaways ( Points clés à retenir)

A. It doesn’t always go your way. Life won’t always go your way, so if you start thinking that it will, you’ll be disappointed and less effective. Being entitled is a disempowering mindset. Instead of focusing on what you think you deserve, figure out what you want and be willing to pay the dues required to get it.

B. The 40% rule. Most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. When your mind is telling you that you’re done, completely exhausted and not able to go any further, you’re only at about 40% of your potential. When you get to the 40%, you need to tap into a hidden reserve or energy and motivation. Keep fighting when you feel like you’re done, and that’s when you unlock the remaining 60% of your potential.

C. Forget the quick-fixes. “Our culture has become hooked on the quick-fix, the life hack, efficiency. Everyone is on the hunt for that simple action algorithm that nets maximum profit with the least amount of effort. There’s no denying this attitude may get you some of the trappings of success, if you’re lucky, but it will not lead to a calloused mind or self-mastery. If you want to master the mind and remove your governor, you’ll have to become addicted to hard work. Because passion and obsession, even talent, are only useful tools if you have the work ethic to back them up.” Don’t fall for the alluring trap of quick-fix life hacks. You need to learn how to harness talent, hard work, passion, and obsession to relentlessly pursue your goals. To do this well, you need to master your mind. Without mastery of your mind, you cannot unlock your full potential.

D. No one is going to help you. If you want something, YOU have to go after it. Don’t wait for someone else to give you the opportunity. Don’t wait for someone else to help you. If it’s your dream, it’s on YOU. If you wait, you’ll be waiting until you’re on your deathbed if you don’t take action.

E. Callous your mind. When you’re ready to quit, stay the course. See how far you can go. It’s likely further than you think, and by not quitting, you’ll callous your mind. This will help you when things get tough. You’ll learn to work hard even when you don’t want to. That will pay off on your path.

F. Progress is motivating. “We all need small sparks, small accomplishments in our lives to fuel the big ones.” Even if you have big dreams, you need to start with small victories. Those small victories will provide the fuel you need for the bigger fire you want to build. Find ways to set up milestones along the way that will keep you going. Progress is one of the most motivating forces out there.

G. Be a warrior. “Heraclitus, a philosopher born in the Persian Empire back in the fifth century BC, had it right when he wrote about men on the battlefield. “Out of every one hundred men,” he wrote, “ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior…” Be the 1% of people willing to do what it takes. Be the warrior. The warrior trains, battles, and never backs down. If you want to achieve the unachievable, being a warrior is the only way.

H. Life is suffering. Life is not easy. There is pain, sadness, humiliation, hardship, failed dreams, death, and everyday ups and downs. To be great in life, you need to be prepared to confront this suffering. If you resist it, you’ll cause yourself even more pain. Embrace and get comfortable with the pain. Use it as motivation.

I. It’s all on you. You have to master your mind. You’re the only one who can do that. To accomplish things that other people think are unachievable begins with mastery of the mind. Without that, you won’t survive the battle ahead.

J. Pain is the way. Pain unlocks a secret doorway in the mind, one that leads to both peak performance, and beautiful silence.” Pain unlocks the pathway to optimal performance. You have to become friends with pain, instead of running away from it. Goggins learned to love pain, and this took him further than he ever thought he could go. Extracted from : Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins: Summary & Notes - Calvin Rosser


Before I was wandering more about the utility of musculation, running. More often I was telling to myself « And so what ? What you 're doing is useless ».

Now I see my workout as an opportunitie to reinforce my mindset and « become a tougher motherfucker !». I understand much better that my darkness can be a precious fuel in my training. When I’m running, I imagine him yelling funny shit at my ears. I’m a random athlete, but I’m progressing thanks to him.

David GOGGINS (and also Joe Rogan) made me realise how important it is to speak english, otherwise, I would not be able to access to those powerful contents. His book and his legacy are not available in french so that’s a great opportunitie to increase your english level.

Little trick : I’ve readen his book outloud annoting with a pencil all the unknown words and I’ve made some improvements with prononciation and vocabulary.

Now get out of your comfort zone !!! STAY HARD !!!