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80 David Goggins Quotes on Life & Suffering (CAN’T HURT ME)

Top 20 Most Famous David Goggins Quotes (BEST)

“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.”

David Goggins
Mental toughness and resilience fade if they aren't used consistently... you are either getting better, or you're getting worse. You're not staying the same.Pin
Mental toughness and resilience fade if they aren’t used consistently… you are either getting better, or you’re getting worse. You’re not staying the same.
Never let people who choose the path of least resistance steer you away from your chosen path of most resistance.Pin
Never let people who choose the path of least resistance steer you away from your chosen path of most resistance.
I thought I’d solved a problem when really I was creating new ones by taking the path of least resistance.Pin
I thought I’d solved a problem when really I was creating new ones by taking the path of least resistance.
You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft that you will die without ever realizing your true potential.Pin
You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft that you will die without ever realizing your true potential.
Your mind tells you when it's time to quit. Your body tells you when it's time to quit. But your heart, your heart tells you when it's time to move.Pin
Your mind tells you when it’s time to quit. Your body tells you when it’s time to quit. But your heart, your heart tells you when it’s time to move.
The most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe.Pin
The most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe.
Don't stop when you're tired. Stop when you're done.Pin
Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done.
Incremental progress is still progress, I said to myself. One step is all that is required to take the next one.Pin
Incremental progress is still progress, I said to myself. One step is all that is required to take the next one.
The only way to become successful is to embrace the discomfort of hard work.Pin
The only way to become successful is to embrace the discomfort of hard work.
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.Pin
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.
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.Pin
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.
Motivation is crap. Motivation comes and goes. When you're driven, whatever is in front of you will get destroyed.Pin
Motivation is crap. Motivation comes and goes. When you’re driven, whatever is in front of you will get destroyed.
It's so easy to be great nowadays because everyone else is weak.Pin
It’s so easy to be great nowadays because everyone else is weak.
The only person who's going to turn my life around is me. I'm not waiting for anybody else.Pin
The only person who’s going to turn my life around is me. I’m not waiting for anybody else.
We live in a world with a lot of insecure people. The more insecure they are, the louder and more boisterous they become.Pin
We live in a world with a lot of insecure people. The more insecure they are, the louder and more boisterous they become.
The most important conversation is the one you have with yourself.Pin
The most important conversation is the one you have with yourself.
There is no better way to grow as a person than to do everyday something you hate.Pin
There is no better way to grow as a person than to do everyday something you hate.
The ticket to victory often comes down to bringing your very best when you feel your worst.Pin
The ticket to victory often comes down to bringing your very best when you feel your worst.
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 fcking pussy.Pin
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.

Top 12 David Goggins Quotes About Pain & Sufferings

“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. That’s just nature.”

David Goggins
Pain unlocks a secret doorway in the mind, one that leads to both peak performance and beautiful silence.Pin
Pain unlocks a secret doorway in the mind, one that leads to both peak performance and beautiful silence.
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.Pin
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.
The only thing that's gonna stop you is the pain you feel in your mind.Pin
The only thing that’s gonna stop you is the pain you feel in your mind.
You address pain by facing it. You face it every day. You face it every single day of your life.Pin
You address pain by facing it. You face it every day. You face it every single day of your life.

“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
It's a lot more than mind over matter. It takes relentless self-discipline to schedule suffering into your day, every day.Pin
It’s a lot more than mind over matter. It takes relentless self-discipline to schedule suffering into your day, every day.
The pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret.Pin
The pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret.
The only way you get that growth is to embrace the pain.Pin
The only way you get that growth is to embrace the pain.
When you complain and your mind starts groping for the eject button, you are not bringing your best self to the task, which means you are actually prolonging the pain.Pin
When you complain and your mind starts groping for the eject button, you are not bringing your best self to the task, which means you are actually prolonging the pain.
Suffering is a test. That’s all it is. Suffering is the true test of life.Pin
Suffering is a test. That’s all it is. Suffering is the true test of life.
A lot of us don’t know about another world that exists for us because it’s on the other side of suffering.Pin
A lot of us don’t know about another world that exists for us because it’s on the other side of suffering.

10 Wise David Goggins Quotes that will Make You Think (WISDOM)

“Are you an experienced scuba diver? Great, shed your gear, take a deep breath and become a one-hundred-foot free diver. Are you a badass triathlete? Cool, learn how to rock climb. Are you enjoying a wildly successful career? Wonderful, learn a new language or skill. Get a second degree. Always be willing to embrace ignorance and become the dumb fuck in the classroom again, 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
Your mind is the most powerful weapon you have. Train it well.Pin
Your mind is the most powerful weapon you have. Train it well.
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.Pin
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.

“If you feel wronged by somebody else, you may be waiting on a confession or an apology in order to move forward, but I’m sorry to say the apology—that tearful confession you’ve been dreaming of—will never come. The good news is you don’t need anybody else to free you from your trauma. You can do it on your own.”

David Goggins
Everyone fails sometimes and life isn’t supposed to be fair, much less bend to your every whim.Pin
Everyone fails sometimes and life isn’t supposed to be fair, much less bend to your every whim.
You must recognize what you are about to do, highlight what you do not like about it, and spend time visualizing each and every obstacle you can.Pin
You must recognize what you are about to do, highlight what you do not like about it, and spend time visualizing each and every obstacle you can.

“I looked at each day as an opportunity to mine the negativity that had colonized my brain and became fascinated by the power of the mind and how it can work for us and against us.”

David Goggins
You have to be willing to go to war with yourself and create a whole new identity.Pin
You have to be willing to go to war with yourself and create a whole new identity.
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.Pin
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.
Nobody cares what you did yesterday. What have you done today to better yourselfPin
Nobody cares what you did yesterday. What have you done today to better yourself?

14 Motivational David Goggins Quotes About Life & Success

“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
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.Pin
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.
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.Pin
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.
Be more than motivated, be more than driven, become literally obsessed to the point where people think you're fucking nuts.Pin
Be more than motivated, be more than driven, become literally obsessed to the point where people think you’re fucking nuts.
Don’t focus on what you think you deserve. Take aim at what you are willing to earn.Pin
Don’t focus on what you think you deserve. Take aim at what you are willing to earn.

“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
The path to success will leave you callused, bruised, and very tired. It will also leave you empowered.Pin
The path to success will leave you callused, bruised, and very tired. It will also leave you empowered.
It takes great strength to be vulnerable enough to put your ass on the line, in public, and work toward a dream that feels like it’s slipping away.Pin
It takes great strength to be vulnerable enough to put your ass on the line, in public, and work toward a dream that feels like it’s slipping away.
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.Pin
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.

“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 realize you’re doing it to become better.”

David Goggins
The worst thing that can happen to a man is to become civilized.Pin
The worst thing that can happen to a man is to become civilized.
Don’t limit expectations of yourself and settle for anything less than what you are truly capable of achieving.Pin
Don’t limit expectations of yourself and settle for anything less than what you are truly capable of achieving.
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.Pin
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.
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.Pin
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.

9 Short & Inspiring Quotes by David Goggins

Don't aim to be the best. Aim to be the toughest.Pin
Don’t aim to be the best. Aim to be the toughest.
When you think you're done, you're only at 40% of your total potential.Pin
When you think you’re done, you’re only at 40% of your total potential.
The only person who can stop you from becoming who you want to be is you.Pin
The only person who can stop you from becoming who you want to be is you.
Your darkest moments are where you find your strength.Pin
Your darkest moments are where you find your strength.
The only limits you have are the limits you put on yourself.Pin
The only limits you have are the limits you put on yourself.
The only way to grow is to step outside of your comfort zone.Pin
The only way to grow is to step outside of your comfort zone.
You have to be willing to suffer now to achieve greatness later.Pin
You have to be willing to suffer now to achieve greatness later.
Most wars are won or lost in our own heads.Pin
Most wars are won or lost in our own heads.
Mental toughness is a lifestyle.Pin
Mental toughness is a lifestyle.

Top 6 David Goggins Quotes in “Can’t Hurt Me” (2018)

Life is one big tug of war between mediocrity and trying to find your best self.Pin
Life is one big tug of war between mediocrity and trying to find your best self.
The best way to counter-attack a hater is to make it blatantly obvious that their attack has had no impact on you.Pin
The best way to counter-attack a hater is to make it blatantly obvious that their attack has had no impact on you.
We all have a tendency to want to hold on to the things that make us comfortable, but that's not how you grow.Pin
We all have a tendency to want to hold on to the things that make us comfortable, but that’s not how you grow.
If you can get through doing things that you hate to do, on the other side is greatness.Pin
If you can get through doing things that you hate to do, on the other side is greatness.
The only way you're going to break the cycle is to make a choice. You have to make a decision that you're going to push yourself.Pin
The only way you’re going to break the cycle is to make a choice. You have to make a decision that you’re going to push yourself.
Most of us are living our lives on the path of least resistance.Pin
Most of us are living our lives on the path of least resistance.

Top 6 David Goggins Quotes in “Never Finished” (2022)

“You cannot be afraid to disappoint people. You have to live the life you want to live. Sometimes, that means being the motherfucker who can put a middle finger up to everyone in the room and be totally comfortable with that.”

David Goggins
I’m haunted by my future goals, not my past failures. I’m haunted by what I may still become. I’m haunted by my own continued thirst for evolution.Pin
I’m haunted by my future goals, not my past failures. I’m haunted by what I may still become. I’m haunted by my own continued thirst for evolution.

“It is a lifelong quest for more knowledge, more courage, more humility, and more belief. Because when you summon the strength and discipline to live like that, the only thing limiting your horizons is you.”

David Goggins
You have been preoccupied by bullshit for way too long. It’s time to switch your focus to the things that will slingshot you forward.Pin
You have been preoccupied by bullshit for way too long. It’s time to switch your focus to the things that will slingshot you forward.
Reality can be brutal when all of your excuses are stripped away and you are exposed for exactly who and what you have become, but the truth can also be liberating.Pin
Reality can be brutal when all of your excuses are stripped away and you are exposed for exactly who and what you have become, but the truth can also be liberating.
We have to learn to stop looking for a sign that the hard time will end.Pin
We have to learn to stop looking for a sign that the hard time will end.

3 David Goggins Quotes About the Military & SEAL Training

“Back in SEAL training, I loved when people froze up and quit. I felt it elevated me in some way, but that was ego-driven immaturity and poor leadership. These days, I consider my business to make everyone better, no matter the job or situation.”

David Goggins
Boot camp sucks - SEAL training sucks - but you know what That's what makes you good.Pin
Boot camp sucks – SEAL training sucks – but you know what? That’s what makes you good.
In the military we always say we don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.Pin
In the military we always say we don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.
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