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Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds

Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins is an inspiring and motivational book that shows readers how to break through their physical and mental boundaries.

Through the story of his own life—from a troubled childhood to overcoming impossible physical and psychological obstacles—Goggins shows us how we can achieve whatever we set our minds to.

His powerful message is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever felt held back by their past or current circumstances.


Goggins’ story of hardship, resilience, and personal growth is incredibly powerful, making it easy for readers to relate to his struggles. He walks us through his journey from an impoverished upbringing in rural West Virginia and the death of his father, to enlisting in the military and eventually becoming one of the world’s greatest endurance athletes.

Goggins speaks openly about his emotional journey—the pain, fear, doubt, and self-doubt that he had to overcome—and how he used them as motivation for growth.

Key Takeaways

Throughout the book, Goggins imparts wisdom on how to push past our limits and achieve more than we ever thought possible. He emphasizes that failure is inevitable but transformative if we use it as an opportunity for reflection rather than giving up.

He also stresses the importance of having a strong support system that can help lift us up during difficult times in our lives. Finally, Goggins encourages readers to trust their instincts, remain persistent in the face of adversity, and never give up on their dreams no matter how hard they may seem.


Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins is an incredibly motivating read that will help any reader reach new heights both physically and mentally.

Filled with stories from personal experience combined with life lessons about grit, determination, and resilience, this book is sure to inspire any reader who is looking for ways to conquer their fears or take control of their life.

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