100 David Goggins Motivational Quotes & Sayings On Life

If you are looking for motivation then these David Goggins quotes and sayings will inspire you to overcome all the obstacles you are facing in life.

David Goggins was born on April 28th, 1975 is an American ultramarathoner, triathlete, author, and retired Navy SEAL. He wrote his memoir “Can’t Hurt Me” which was published in September 2017.

Goggins was born in Akron, Ohio, the USA to Trunnis and Jackie Goggins. His childhood was difficult with his father abusing him and other family members which lead to Goggins escaping him along with his mother.

David Goggins Motivational Quote

David Goggins is one of the most incredible people I’ve ever read about. He has a story that is almost unbelievable, but it is true. It’s a story of pain, abuse, and redemption; and his life proves that we all have the capacity to become our best selves.

He is a perfect example of what a human body can achieve if we set our mind on something along with enough determination and motivation.

The retired Navy SEAL, Goggins is proud to be the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces ever to complete training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller. 

This athlete has competed in more than 60 ultra-marathons, triathlons, and ultra-triathlons. Goggins broke the Guinness World Record in 2013 when he somehow completed 4,030 pull-ups in 17 hours.

His book Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds details his journey from an overweight child who was abused by his father to becoming one of the toughest men alive; a Navy SEAL turned endurance athlete who has completed some of the most brutal challenges on Earth.

Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds is a New York Times Bestseller by David Goggins. This book is an excellent resource for people who want to change their lives and become better versions of themselves. This book has received great reviews and it should definitely be on your reading list.

Here we are sharing a collection of David Goggins motivational quotes and sayings to inspire you to live your life beyond the limits.

David Goggins Quotes

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

“Don’t allow your mind to make you quit.” ― David Goggins

“I hated shooting guns, I hated jumping out of airplanes, I hated the job as a Navy SEAL. But, I did it so that I could change myself.” ― David Goggins

“Mental and physical discipline builds true strength.” ― David Goggins

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

“Fear is my ultimate guide.” ― David Goggins

“I thought I’d solved a problem when really I was creating new ones by taking the path of least resistance.” ― David Goggins

“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

“If you’re not physically and mentally prepared for what life is going to throw at you, then you’re just going to crumble, And then, you’re no good to nobody.” ― David Goggins

“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

David Goggins Motivational Quotes

“We must learn to conserve energy and to control the emotional and mental stresses of our setbacks.” ― David Goggins

“Starting at zero is a mindset that says my refrigerator is never full, and it never will be.  We can always become stronger and more agile, mentally and physically.  We can always become more capable and more reliable.  Since that’s the case we should never feel that our work is done. There is always more to do.” ― David Goggins

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

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

“Most wars are won or lost in our own heads, and when we’re in a foxhole we usually aren’t alone, and we need to be confident in the quality of the heart, mind, and dialogue of the person hunkered down with us.  Because at some point we will need some empowering words to keep us focused and deadly.” ― David Goggins

“We live in a world with a lot of insecure, jealous people. Some of them are our best friends. They are blood relatives. Failure terrifies them. So does our success.” ― David Goggins

“People take classes on self-help, mental toughness, breathing control… the only way to get tougher is to put yourself in hellacious situations.” ― David Goggins

“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

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

“It’s about what we do with opportunities revoked or presented to us that determine how a story ends.” ― David Goggins

David Goggins Quotes and Sayings

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

“Don’t let your body or mind do exactly what it wants to do. Take control.” ― David Goggins

“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

“It’s so easy to be great nowadays because everyone else is weak.” ― David Goggins

“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

“There is no better way to grow as a person than to do something you hate every day.” ― David Goggins

“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

“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

“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

“Before you open your mouth and criticise someone, think about how you would feel if you were the person you were criticising.” ― David Goggins

David Goggins Inspirational Quotes

“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

“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

“In times of hell, in times of suffering, even the hardest men tend to forget who they really are.” ― David Goggins

“You may lose the battle of the morning but don’t lose the war of the day.” ― David Goggins

“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

“As humans, we’re reading books every day 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

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

“Don’t be the person that looks at the weather report the night before to decide what you are going to do the next day.” ― David Goggins

“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

“You start putting yourself in situations that suck. You’ll find yourself, you’ll find it real quick.” ― David Goggins

Best David Goggins Quotes

“The path to success will leave you callused, bruised, and very tired. It will also leave you empowered.” ― David Goggins

“If you ever tell me that I can’t do something, I’m going to let you know, in some way, that I am going to do it.” ― David Goggins

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

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

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

“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

“We are all great. No matter if you think you’re dumb, fat, been bullied, we all have greatness. You gotta find the courage.” ― David Goggins

“Self-talk and visualization are two keys to my success.” ― David Goggins

“At the end of the day, hard work may not be enough. You still may fail. But you keep going out there and go after it.” ― David Goggins

“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

David Goggins Book Quotes

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

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

“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

“You’re going to have to suffer to go from here to there. Most people will never understand the journey.” ― David Goggins

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

“We have the ability to go in such a space, if you’re willing to suffer, and I mean suffer, your brain and body once connected together, can do anything.” ― David Goggins

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

“When you finally become proud of yourself, you have no room to become jealous of others.” ― David Goggins

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

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

Can’t Hurt Me Quotes By David Goggins

“High achievement doesn’t require inborn talent. It requires working your ass off. Period.” ― David Goggins

“Don’t get mad at others because life is kicking your ass.” ― David Goggins

“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

“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

“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

“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

“People consuming self-help information look for magic words to change them. There aren’t any magic words. There is only your tolerance to suffering.” ― David Goggins

“Life isn’t always about doing the things we like to do. It’s about doing things we have to do.” ― David Goggins

“Let your suffering push you forward. Most people let their sufferings pull them back.” ― David Goggins

“Get over whatever is stopping you from being your best self! Rather than use the obstacles and setbacks in your life as excuses, use them as the catalyst to get better and go further in life.” ― David Goggins

David Goggins Quotes Taking Souls

“No matter what you or I achieve, in sports, business, or life, we can’t be satisfied. Life is too dynamic a game. We’re either getting better or we’re getting worse.” ― David Goggins

“Comfort zones; If you like in one too long that becomes your norm. Get comfortable being uncomfortable.” ― David Goggins

“You want to be uncommon among uncommon people.” ― David Goggins

“You can read all the books you want. Unless you have a habit of surviving difficult scenarios, you’ll never thrive.” ― David Goggins

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

“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

“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

“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

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

“Show people, don’t tell people.” ― David Goggins

David Goggins Famous Quotes

“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

“They see me now as the guy who can do 4,000 pull-ups in 24 hours, but what they don’t understand is the journey that got me to this point. Before this, I was the exact opposite of the person I am today.” ― David Goggins

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

“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

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

“We didn’t care about muscle fatigue or breakdown because after a certain point we were training our minds, not our bodies. My workouts weren’t designed to make us fast runners or to be the strongest men on the mission. I was training us to take torture, so we’d remain relaxed in extraordinarily uncomfortable environments.” ― David Goggins

“Most of the amazing things in this world come from people who know how to turn their failure into a success.” ― David Goggins

“The only reason why I became successful was that 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

“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

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

Funny David Goggins Quotes

“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

“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

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

“Take time to take inventory of your life. Look in the mirror and hold yourself accountable.” ― David Goggins

“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

“Sometimes you must go to war with yourself to fix yourself.” ― David Goggins

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

“The more doors you open the more you understand this universal truth; your potential is limitless.” ― David Goggins

“Stop making excuses. Stop being a victim. Take personal responsibility. Hold yourself accountable. Get comfortable with the uncomfortable. And finally, make your dreams come true.” ― David Goggins

“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

Did you get inspired by David Goggins motivational quotes and sayings?

All of the achievements David Goggins has achieved feels like something only a superhero can do. Did you know that before becoming famous and achieving all these, Goggins was an average out-of-shape human who live his life just like ordinary? That is what he had shared in his book Can’t Hurt Me.

He believed one can achieve anything if one focuses on self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work in his life. We hope these David Goggins motivational quotes will inspire you to change your life by pushing your limits.

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