Can't Hurt Me

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events, inspiring Outside magazine to name him The Fittest (Real) Man in America.

In Can't Hurt Me, he shares his astonishing life story and reveals that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. Goggins calls this The 40% Rule, and his story illuminates a path that anyone can follow to push past pain, demolish fear, and reach their full potential.

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What if?5 star

What if you complete this book and find out you quit too soon, and that you have no excuse for not achieving what you’re built to do, and that if you just keep pushing through you’ll make it to the finish line? Go ahead, read this book and find out. 55



David Goggins story is one that any of us can relate to! Apart from the heroic and athletic accolades that this man has pushed himself to achieve, he is brave enough to let us experience his fear and shortcomings as well. We all want to conquer our demons and this is a true life story of someone breaking them all down. Powerfully therapeutic!! 55

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Overwhelimingly Inspiring5 star

I have known of David Goggins for years. I have watched just about every interview with him. It was not until I read this book that I felt wrapped in the world of a man who truly is the hardest worker in the room. The book is brutaly honest, twisted in the best way, and delievers a message that is as raw as they get. For the first time, a book made me laugh, cry, and left me with a sense of purpose. This book is a must read for those looking to become stronger in the way the view themsleves and the world. 55


#gamechanger5 star

This book is a this game of life. So blessed to have com across it 🙏 55


Beautiful5 star

Truly a life changing read. 55


Beyond motivating5 star

From hearing him on the Rich Roll Podcast to now, Goggins has pulled me in. His personal story is interesting enough, but above that is the fire he wants to spread to others; the motivating force that comes to challenging yourself to rise above mediocrity. This book inspires all that and brings about questions to get you to that next step in your life, to expand. Well written throughout. I was excited to start it, and rightfully so! 55

A.R. Harris II

Absolutely amazing5 star

Much respect to this brother, right here. So many lessons and wisdom to take away from his story in my own life and career in the U.S. Coast Guard. 55


Best book!5 star

David spoke to me. He’s an incredible human being and I’m so thankful to have to ability to read this book and put some of his tests into motion! 55


Goggins is a beast5 star

And we should all aspire to be as mentally tough as this cat is. I know I am working in it now. Thanks for the effort you put into this book. I needed it. 55


Can’t Hurt Me5 star

This reads like fiction. I found myself laughing at times due to the incredulous life experiences of this truly unique human being. I’m inspired by the example he has set. I hope I can capture just a sliver of the secret sauce he has shared. I’m inspired by the example he has set for all of us. 55

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Amazing5 star

A must read, wonderful book!! 55


Changed my life5 star

The man who is uncommon amongst the uncommon! The greatest book I have ever read. Shows what is within us all if we just push past our 40%. 55

Sherri Rose

Remarkable and awe-inspiring5 star

Read this book with utter amazement that his accomplishments and warrior mentality could actually exist on a human level. He proves to all of us how much human potential has been untapped. He is remarkable and everyone should read this book and realize there are no excuses for not becoming all you can and want to be. He proves the old adage that life truly is mind over matter. This book will change lives and inspire you and I devoured every word and the next time I want to quit my workouts because it hurts I’ll think of David Goggins and keep moving. Roger that!! 55

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Inspired5 star

I’ve followed this man since I first heard about a Seal trying to break pull-up record. I knew there was something dark driving him. I could not stop turning the pages but also trying to savor every word and stopping to think about what I could do... so much to learn and so much to conquer with the mind. Outstanding read for the weak, the strong, the commons and the uncommons of the world! 55


Spectacular!!5 star

I don’t do “reviews”, but this is necessary. I’m not an avid reader or audio book listener either, but this book absolutely consumed me. I found myself listening to it every chance I got! I am about halfway through my second listen and it still has my full attention. This guy makes me go harder at everything I do! This guy... is the real deal! 55


Great book!5 star

It’s just a great book! 55


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Amazing!5 star

This book has made me look at life differently. For years my own life has been filled with failure after failure. I heard of David Goggins on a podcast. I’m so thankful to have heard that podcast and read his book. It truly has made me look at my failures and road blocks in life differently. 55

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Fantastic!!5 star

Magnificent book!!! Made me realize the only limits you have....are the ones you put upon yourself.....and don't forget to stretch!! 55

OC Henchel

“The Only Uncommon”5 star

There are so many insights drawn from gaining a glimpse into the life of David Goggins, it is difficult to provide an adequate, simple review. Truly inspirational on every level! Being “The Only” naturally makes someone uncommon. What you do next to transcend to the other side of uncommon and truly BE uncommon is what taps into the “What if?”. Seeking, living, and achieving uncomfortable is one of the simplest and most powerful life strategies I’ve heard in a long time. Thank you for sharing your story, your inspiration, and your service. Patrick 55

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