Best David Goggins Quotes to Inspire You

David Goggins is a retired Navy SEAL and commonly referred to as one of the toughest men alive. He is a great motivational speaker and his autobiography, Can’t Hurt Me is sure to get you inspired. You can also follow him on Instagram. Whatever you are trying to pursue, go through these awesome David Goggins quotes and get things done. Here are some great motivational quotes from David Goggins:

“I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done.”

“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”

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

“The worst thing that can happen to a man is to become civilized.”     

“Mental toughness is a lifestyle.”

“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.”

“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.”

“If you choose to do something, attack it.”

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

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

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

“It’s possible to transcend anything that doesn’t kill you.”

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

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“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!”

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

“From then on, I brainwashed myself into craving discomfort. If it was raining, I would go run. Whenever it started snowing, my mind would say, Get your f*cking running shoes on. Sometimes I wussed out and had to deal with it at the Accountability Mirror. But facing that mirror, facing myself, motivated me to fight through uncomfortable experiences, and, as a result, I became tougher. And being tough and resilient helped me meet my goals.”

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

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

“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.”

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

“Denial is the ultimate comfort zone.”

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“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.”

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

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

“We’re either getting better or we’re getting worse.”

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

“You want to be uncommon amongst uncommon people. Period.”

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

“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.”

“In life, there is no gift as overlooked or inevitable as failure. I’ve had quite a few and have learned to relish them, because if you do the forensics you’ll find clues about where to make adjustments and how to eventually accomplish your task.”

“You can’t let a simple failure derail your mission, or let it worm so far up your ass it takes over your brain and sabotages your relationships with people who are close to you. Everyone fails sometimes and life isn’t supposed to be fair, much less bend to your every whim.”

“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.“

“The most important conversations you’ll ever have are the ones you’ll have with yourself.”

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“To make fun of or try to intimidate someone they didn’t even know based on race alone was a clear indication that something was very wrong with them, not me.”

“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations; we fall to the level of our training.”

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

“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 f*cking forest down.”

“A warrior is a guy that goes, ‘Im 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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

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“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.”

“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.”

“There is no more time to waste. Hours and days evaporate like creeks in the desert. That’s why it’s okay to be cruel to yourself as long as you realise you’re doing it to become better.”

“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.”

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”

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

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

“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.”

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“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!”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Motivation is crap. Motivation comes and goes. When you’re driven, whatever is in front of you will get destroyed.”

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“We all like 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.”

“You are stopping you, you are giving up instead of getting hard.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“In the military we always say we don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”

“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.”

“This life is all a f*cking mind game. Realise that. Own it!”

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

“No one is going to come help you. No one’s coming to save you.”

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“Like the Taoists say, those that know don’t speak, and those who speak, well, they don’t know jack s*it.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“Teach yourself that it isn’t ok to take the easy way out. Make sure you are bothered by the things you set out to do but did not complete or make time for in the day.”

“You can will yourself to do almost anything you want.”

“No matter who you are, who your parents are or were, where you live, what you do for a living, or how much money you have, you’re probably living at about 40 percent of your true capability.”

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

“It’s possible to transcend anything that doesn’t kill you.”

“Anyone who is of sound mind and body can sit down and think of twenty things in their life that could have gone differently. Where maybe they didn’t get a fair shake and where they took the path of least resistance. If you’re one of the few who acknowledge that, want to callous those wounds, and strengthen your character, its up to you to go back through your past and make peace with yourself by facing those incidents and all of your negative influences, and accepting them as weak spots in your own character. Only when you identify and accept your weaknesses will you finally stop running from your past. Then those incidents can be used more efficiently as fuel to become better and grow stronger.”

“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.”

“I understand the temptation to sell short, but I also know that impulse is driven by your mind’s desire for comfort, and it’s not telling you the truth. It’s your identity trying to find sanctuary, not help you grow. It’s looking for status quo, not reaching for greatness.”

“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…”

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

“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.”

“The reason it’s important to push hardest when you want to quit the most is because it helps you callous your mind. It’s the same reason why you have to do your best work when you are the least motivated. That’s why I loved PT in BUD/S and why I still love it today. Physical challenges strengthen my mind so I’m ready for whatever life throws at me, and it will do the same for you.”

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

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

“It’s a lot more than mind over matter. It takes relentless self discipline to schedule suffering into your day, every day.”

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

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

“Be true to whoever or whatever you are and wear it like a badge of honour. Fit in with one person and one person only: yourself.”

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

“You know that my refrigerator is never full, and it never will be because I live a mission-driven life, always on the hunt for the next challenge. That mindset is the reason I broke that record, finished Badwater, became a SEAL, rocked Ranger School, and on down the list. In my mind I’m that racehorse always chasing a carrot I’ll never catch, forever trying to prove myself to myself. And when you live that way and attain a goal, success feels anti-climactic.”

“Don’t let your body or mind do exactly what it wants to do! Take control!”

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

“Self-talk and visualisation are two keys to my success.”

“Fear is my ultimate guide.”

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