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80+ David Goggins Quotes From The Motivational Ultra-Athlete

David Goggins quotes can inspire you.

David Goggins is an accomplished athlete who is determined to stand out amongst the crowd.

Goggins is often referred to as the toughest man alive. Apart from being an athlete, he has also earned fame as a renowned motivational speaker and author.

He held the Guinness World Record for completing 4030 pull-ups over a continuous span of 17 hours. His journey from being a regular guy to a world-famous marathon runner is an inspiration to many. Check out these David Goggins quotes right now.

For more such articles you can also check out these Usain Bolt quotes and Stephen Covey quotes.

Inspirational David Goggins Quotes

Here are some David Goggins quotes that will inspire you to give your best in every step of life.

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

- David Goggins.

2. “I don't stop when I'm tired. I stop when I'm done.”

- David Goggins.

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

- David Goggins.

4. "You may lose the battle of the morning but don’t lose the war of the day."

- David Goggins.

5. “Know why you’re in the fight to stay in the fight! And never forget that all emotional and physical anguish is finite!”

- David Goggins.

6. "The more things you can do to get outside of that zone that makes you feel good, the stronger your mind is going to get... It's not fun, but now my mind is used to it."

- David Goggins.

7. “Mental toughness is a lifestyle.”

- David Goggins.

8. "You build calluses on your feet to endure the road."

- David Goggins.

9. “Believe it or not, most people prefer delusion. They blame others or bad luck or chaotic circumstance.”

- David Goggins.

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

- David Goggins.

11. “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.

12. “Life is the most brutal endurance sport of all time!”

- David Goggins.

13. "If you want to get better, do the things that no-one else wants to do."

- David Goggins.

David Goggins Quotes From 'Can't Hurt Me'

David Goggins is also a motivational speaker and author. Below is a list of best quotes from Goggins's autobiography, 'Can't Hurt Me' that will motivate you.

14. “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.

15. “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.

16. "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."

- David Goggins.

17. “I was the sum total of the obstacles I'd overcome.”

- David Goggins.

18. “It's funny, humans tend to hatch our most challenging goals and dreams, the ones that demand our greatest effort yet promise absolutely nothing when we are tucked into our comfort zones.”

- David Goggins.

19. “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.

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

- David Goggins.

21. “The reason it’s important to push hardest when you want to quit the most is because it helps you callous your mind.”

- David Goggins.

22. “The hard part is getting to that point, because the ticket to victory often comes down to bringing your very best when you feel your worst.”

- David Goggins.

23. “You can tolerate doubt as a backseat driver, but if you put doubt in the pilot’s seat, defeat is guaranteed.”

- David Goggins.

24. “The bottom line is that life is one big mind game. The only person you are playing against is yourself.”

- David Goggins.

25. “It may be satisfactory, but that's another word for mediocrity.”

- David Goggins.

Motivational David Goggins Quotes

In this category, you will find David Goggins motivational quotes which can successfully encourage you to transform your life by pushing yourself to the extremes.

26. “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."

- David Goggins.

27. "In this life, we're either getting better or we're getting worse."

- David Goggins.

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

- 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. "If you have any mental toughness, any fraction of self-discipline; the ability to not want to do it, but still do it; if you can get through to doing things that you hate to do: on the other side is greatness.”

- David Goggins.

31. “Continue to put obstacles in front of yourself, because that’s where you’ll find the friction that will help you grow even stronger. Before you know it, you will stand alone.”

- David Goggins.

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

- David Goggins.

33. "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.

34. "It's going to be hard work, discipline, and the non-cognitive skills – hard work, dedication, sacrifice – that will set you apart.”

- David Goggins.

35. “Thicken your skin. Become more of a human being. Don’t be afraid of the reflection in the mirror.”

- David Goggins.

36. “We live in a society where mediocrity is often rewarded”

- David Goggins.

37. “There is no more time to waste. Hours and days evaporate like creeks in the desert.”

- David Goggins.

David Goggins Failure Quotes

David Goggins quotes help you overcome failure.

These David Goggins quotes about overpowering failures by pushing your past away will make you more courageous.

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

- David Goggins.

39. “They say there’s always light at the end of the tunnel, but not once your eyes adjust to the darkness, and that’s what happened to me."

- David Goggins.

40. “We habitually settle for less than our best; at work, in school, in our relationships, and on the playing field or racecourse.”

- David Goggins.

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

- David Goggins.

42. “Suffering is a test. That’s all it is."

- David Goggins.

43. "As humans, we're reading books everyday 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."

- David Goggins.

44. "Failure is an option."

- David Goggins.

45. "Once, I was so focused on failing, I was afraid to even try.”

- David Goggins.

46. "What makes me tick is that pain you feel when you do these ultramarathons ...I can take a lot of pain."

- David Goggins.

47. “In every failure a lot of good things will have happened, and we must acknowledge them.”

- David Goggins.

48. “Denial is the ultimate comfort  zone.”

- David Goggins.

49. "Most people who are criticising and judging haven’t even tried what you failed at."

- David Goggins.

50. "Suffering is the true test of life."

- David Goggins.

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

- David Goggins.

Empowering David Goggins Quotes

Here is a list of David Goggins quotes. Reading these might boost your self-confidence and destroy fear.

52. “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.

53. "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."

- David Goggins.

54. “Sounds simple, right? It isn’t. Very few people even bother to try to control the way their thoughts and doubts bubble up.”

- David Goggins.

55. "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. The things that we decide to run from are the truth."

- David Goggins.

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

- David Goggins.

57. "I want to see how far I can push myself."

- David Goggins.

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

- David Goggins.

59. “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.

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

- David Goggins.

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

- David Goggins.

62. "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.

63. "let’s take care of our insecurities because they are going to surface when you put yourself in the crucible and you’re suffering."

- David Goggins.

64. "If you choose to do something, attack it.”

- David Goggins.

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

- David Goggins.

66. "It’s so easy to be great nowadays, because everyone else is weak."

- David Goggins.

David Goggins Quotes About Being Successful

David Goggins quotes can help you find success.

Check out these quotes by David Goggins to write your success story in the future.

67. “My work ethic is the single most important factor in all of my accomplishments.”

- David Goggins.

68. “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.

69. “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.

70. “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.”

- David Goggins.

71. “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.

72. "When you make excuses, you're running from the truth. 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.

73. "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."

- David Goggins.

74. "Refused to compromise who I was to conform to their unwritten rules."

- David Goggins.

75. "If you run everyday, go swim. The only way that you're ever going to get to the other side of this journey is by suffering. You have to suffer in order to grow."

- David Goggins.

76. "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.

77. "There is always more to learn, and you will always have weaknesses to strengthen if you want to become as hard as woodpecker lips.”

- David Goggins.

78. “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.”

- David Goggins.

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

- David Goggins.

80. " Comfort zones: If you live in one too long… that becomes your norm. Get comfortable being uncomfortable."

- David Goggins.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for David Goggins quotes then why not take a look at these Wilma Rudolph quotes or Chris Kyle quotes too?

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