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David Goggins’ quotes and life teaches how to gather strength and build stamina in the most horrible times. David had suffered a lot- poverty, school bullying, obesity, poor job, etc. But with time, he achieved maturity and refused to knee down circumstances. He spoke through all pain and difficulties that they could not harm him.

Talking about a few of his struggles, it got worse when his mother took him to Indiana. David was the only black boy there. Discrimination and bullying led to stress, depression, and obesity. David did a job in which he had to kill insects. He regretted what his life had become. At the same time, he decided to change himself.

David decided to join SEAL. However, he had to reduce his weight, after which he could join a training program at SEAL. David vowed to do it anyway. He made the pain of his life inspiration and did all required. David even started swimming despite having a water phobia. Due to his firm intention and passion, he reduced his weight and joined SEAL’s training program. After entering the Navy, David made new goals. Gradually he started participating in ultra-marathon and used to win them.

David has explained the 40% rule. According to this, many people think they have given their 100%. But in reality, they have done only 40%. They can still provide 60% more. So when you feel that you have given everything, get up again.

We should not be afraid of any difficulty in life. Refuse to give up and take control of your life in your hands. Change the situation with hard work and dedication. Inspiring by David’s life so much, I want to share some famous David Goggins’ quotes.

49 David Goggins’ Quotes To Never Bow Down Before Difficulties

  1. “Life isn’t always about doing the things we like to do. It’s about doing things we have to do.” –David Goggins
  2. “I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done.” –David Goggins
  3. “When you think that you are done, you’re only 40% in to what your body’s capable of doing. That’s just the limits that we put on ourselves.” –David Goggins
  4. “We are all great. No matter if you think you’re dumb, fat, been bullied, we all have greatness. You gotta find the courage. It’s going to be hard work, discipline, and the non-cognitive skills – hard work, dedication, sacrifice – that will set you apart.” –David Goggins
  5. “The most important conversation is the one you have with yourself.” –David Goggins
  6. “We all need small sparks, small accomplishments in our lives to fuel the big ones […] Because its the small sparks, which start small fires, that eventually build enough heat to burn the whole forest down.” –David Goggins
  7. “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
  8. “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
  9. “If you can get through doing things that you hate to do, on the other side is greatness.” –David Goggins
  10. “Stop making excuses. Stop being a victim. Take personal responsibility.” –David Goggins
  11. “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
  12. “Be true to whoever or whatever you are and wear it like a badge of honor. Fit in with one person and one person only, yourself.” –David Goggins
  13. “If you’re willing to suffer, and I mean suffer, your brain and body once connected together, can do anything.” –David Goggins
  14. “Fear is my ultimate guide.” –David Goggins
  15. “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
  16. “You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft, that you will die without ever realizing your true potential.” –David Goggins
  17. “We’re either getting better or we’re getting worse.” –David Goggins
  18. “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
  19. “Denial is the ultimate comfort zone.” –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. “Nobody cares what you did yesterday. What have you done today to better yourself?” –David Goggins
  22. “Pain unlocks a secret doorway in the mind, one that leads to both peak performance, and beautiful silence.” –David Goggins
  23. “The only thing more contagious than a good attitude is a bad one.” –David Goggins
  24. “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
  25. “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
  26. “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
  27. “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
  28. “Motivation is crap. Motivation comes and goes. When you’re driven, whatever is in front of you will get destroyed.” –David Goggins
  29. “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
  30. “Suffering is a test. That’s all it is. Suffering is the true test of life.” –David Goggins
  31. “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
  32. “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
  33. “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
  34. “Don’t focus on what you think you deserve. Take aim at what you are willing to earn.” –David Goggins
  35. “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
  36. “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
  37. “You gotta start your journey. It may suck, but eventually you will come out the other side on top.” –David Goggins
  38. “A warrior is a guy that goes, I’m here again today. I’ll be here again tomorrow and the next day. It’s a person who puts no limit on what’s possible.” –David Goggins
  39. “Greatness pulls mediocrity into the mud. Get out there and get after it.” –David Goggins
  40. “Mental toughness is a lifestyle.” –David Goggins
  41. “If you choose to do something, attack it.” –David Goggins
  42. “We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” –David Goggins
  43. “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
  44. “Life is one big tug of war between mediocrity and trying to find your best self.” –David Goggins
  45. “Seeds burst from the inside out in a self-destructive ritual of new life.” –David Goggins
  46. “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
  47. “The things that we decide to run from are the truth. When you make excuses, you’re running from the truth.” –David Goggins
  48. “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
  49. “I thought I’d solved a problem when really I was creating new ones by taking the path of least resistance.” –David Goggins

Rahul Bansal

Rahul is a freelance author, chemist, a teacher and has a lot of passion for spirituality, humanity & self-development. Being in the writing industry for many years, Rahul has a plethora of knowledge which he loves to share and discuss with his readers. He loves to write about self-improvement and share quotes he finds inspiring.

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