David was right when he said he has lived so many life times . Having read his story and the things he has done proves with sheer determination and belief you can accomplish things you never thought possible . Thank You Mr Goggins
I couldn't stop listening, the audiobook is fantastic. I can't recommend enough, anything I say would be an understatement. Thank you, Sir, David Goggins, for sharing your experience and testimony of transformation.
This is easily one of the best books I have read this year among esteemed company!
There are so many lessons to be taken away from David Goggins' life. His approach to orienting hinself to failures and obstacles can be applied to anybody, in any field.
Contemporary culture places comfort on a pedestal. Goggins implores you to do the opposite. Strive, strive and strive to be the best that you can be. Embrace the pain and suffering that inevitably accompanies any effort to transcend mediocrity.
David Goggins showcases the tragic story of a young boy, disadvantaged by domestic violence, racism, learning difficulties, fear of water, and a resulting threat to physical and mental health, to one of the most accomplished persons in the Navy SEALs, ultra racing, and now authors.
This book is written 100% from the heart and, if you have watched some of Dave's interview, you will find that reading this book is like him talking to you personally. It doesn't hold back on the graphic past of his life, however nasty, and perfectly reflects the message it portrays so effectively: accept the truth, only then you may be able to change.
Following Dave's principles turns you into a healthy masochist, seeking out everything that keeps you up and haunts you at night, running towards the dragon, not away from it. And I can personally attest to the fact that, when you run towards all the things that scare you the most, and you beat/settle them, there's an amazing feeling of 'that was it, what's next?', as well as an acceptance of adverse events through a 'calloused mind'.
My favourite aspect of the book is the 'WHAT IF?', and perfectly summarises Dave's story and message. What if you, reading this right now, could be somebody that nobody, including yourself, thought you could be, how would that feel? Use that to drive you forward and even if your attempts fail, say 'roger that' and try until you succeed.
Dave shows that in order to overcome and master yourself you must become quiet and 'go into your own mind' which is a challenge in today's society where social media and low quality entertainment steals everyone's attention.
The word "incredible" is overused, but is spot-on for this astounding book. I first saw David Goggins on the Joe Rogan show, then read "Living with a SEAL". I was delighted to hear that he had written a book, and eagerly awaited it. Well, I wasn't disappointed; it's simply the most inspirational book I've ever read. Whether you are into physical challenges, learning a musical instrument, or, being better at public speaking, this book has lessons for you. Lessons which Mr Goggins learned through the most arduous circumstances, which led to him being called, with justification, "the toughest man on the planet"
I don't usually write reviews, but I was compelled to leave one in the hopes that the amazon algorithm will pick it up to give more people a chance to discover this book. From a victim of circumstance to serving his country and achieving some of the greatest physical feats on this planet,
Goggins battles with his inner demons to become one of the most inspiring people I now know. This book is raw and simple. It is a story of Goggins yet it is a story of humanity, and the ambition of each one of us to become the best that we possibly can be. He gives us the tools to do so and makes us believe we can.
I have the audio version as well. Bought this for my brother. One word to describe it... Raw. This year my target was to run 500miles in the year. Next year I am aiming for 1kmiles, do a 100mile week and do my first triathlon. It's not about what other people think or say. It's about you! How far are you willing to go, to see how far you can push yourself?
This book is and will be vital for so many people. The essence of this book is that you have to be your own hero. The world is unfair, unrelenting and painful and you will suffer. A victim mindset will not help you to overcome this. Instead Goggins, we need to be comfortable being uncomfortable if we are to progress in life and be our best version. Goggins has provided a collection to challenges to help the reader 'callous the mind' and achieve self-mastery. My word do not not the book justice but all I can say is that this is must reader .