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Can't Hurt Me

Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
Written by: David Goggins
Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
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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 US 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. 

An annotated edition of Can’t Hurt Me, offering over two hours of bonus content featuring deeper insights and never-before-told stories shared by David. Not available in other formats.

©2018 Goggins Built Not Born, LLC (P)2018 Goggins Built Not Born, LLC

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Best "Mindset" book for any high achiever

This book will show you how much room you have to strengthen your mind.

also great narration, entertaining stories (especially hell week), and great take aways.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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one of the best books I've ever read (listened to)

this book will change your life if you can internalize it and practise what David practised throughout his years of struggle and suffering. this is the try way to build real character and destroy insecurities. Everyone should read this book if they want to believe in themselves and achieve the impossible. It's all in the mind - conquer that and youll have a changed perspective and a changed life. can't recommend this book more. Incredible!

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5 Stars because there isn’t six

No matter who you are, David Goggins story is one you need to hear. Incredible.

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I Loved Every Bit Of It

This book helped me remind myself of what I should ACTUALLY be working towards. I've already started implementing many of the challenges listed in the book, and I once again am feeling obsessed with a couple specific areas of my life that I desperately want to improve. I feel invigorated, as if I'm now aiming towards what I should've been going after all along, and am chasing after daily discomforts and fears, trying to avoid the path of least resistance. Mr. Goggins' story was emotionally moving, and the audiobook format worked great, given that, what would normally be a simple narration turned into a bit of a podcast in certain moments. I wasn't initially sure if I'd enjoy that or not, but I think it worked really nicely. It provided some tension-releasing moments of humour, and some great off-the-cuff banter back and forth at times. All in all, this book was amazing. Thank you David Goggins. Thank you very much.

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Great Message.

The message Mr. Goggins elaborates on is tremendous. It gives you much to think about and you can easily apply these learnings to your life. Yes, some of it is common sense, but hearing David’s examples really brings the story to life.

I would have liked to understand how his relationship with his own child was impacted by his amazing exploits and life given the difficult childhood he had. That’s a real part of the overall equation as well.

If there was one minor suggestion I could make, the cussing does get a bit tedious at times and the gratuitous way he describes female body parts may offend some listeners (I was not). Just a bit repetitious.

All in all, a great message and that’s the point!

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Inspires a person to become driven

His life story, reflecting his need to be uncommon among uncommon men, proves a person is capable of far more than most of us dream possible. I gave it five stars because it's a high quality production with high value content. Hearing his story makes me believe I can change my story!

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Incredible courage David! and great work Adam!!

Keep going...there is no finish line...
I will be “running” this life beside you brother...✌️

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Greatest book ever written.

I listened to this book straight through. Not only is it mind-blowing what one person will put himself through but it makes you realize all the sh¡T you have been telling yourself to avoid feeling any discomfort. I had goosebumps through this whole book and it made me realize I have so much more to give. The only bad thing I can say about it is that I wish David Goggins read the whole thing himself.
I would write more but I have to go run as far as I can!

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

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we are all p*ssies

this audiobook will keep you enthralled the entire time you listen to it and challenge you to become who you were meant to be.

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If I could listen to only one book for this year

This book is the one. I have been listening to the book more then 3 weeks everyday. It refreshes my mind every single time. Thank you so much for opening your story to the world, David.

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  • Christine
  • 2018-12-01

I'M A 60 YR OLD WOMAN AND LOVE THIS BOOK!

I WAS CURIOUS AS TO WHETHER I WOULD GET ANY MORE FROM DAVID'S BOOK THAN I HAD ALREADY GOTTEN FROM ALL THE PODCASTS AND OTHER INTERVIEWS I'VE LISTENED TO. WELL THIS BOOK GOES WAY MORE DEEPLY INTO WHAT MOST GOGGINS' FANS ALREADY KNOW OF HIS LIFE AND SOME!

I MENTION MY AGE IN THE HEADLINE IN CASE THERE ARE OTHER OLDER PEOPLE, AND WOMEN IN GENERAL WHO WONDER IF A BOOK ABOUT THE LIFE OF THE HARDEST MAN ON EARTH HAS ANYTHING IN IT FOR THEM.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE AN ALPHA MALE, SEAL TEAM WANNA BE, TO GET SOMETHING FROM THIS BOOK. IF YOU ARE INSPIRED BY PEOPLE WHO GET KNOCKED DOWN BUT GET BACK UP AGAIN - OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN THEN YOU CAN APPLY HIS LESSONS TO ANYTHING IN LIFE ! THIS MAN HAS GONE DEEEEEEP INTO SELF REFLECTION AND ACCOUNTABILITY AND ARTICULATES WHAT HE HAS LEARNT, AND HOW HE HAS TURNED WEAKNESSES INTO STRENGTHS BEAUTIFULLY WITH BRUTAL SELF DEPRECATING HONESTY. I'VE READ MANY BOOKS IN THIS GENRE AND I'VE NEVER FELT THIS LEVEL OF RAW HONESTY.

FROM DAVID'S PODCASTS I'VE LEARNT SO MUCH ABOUT THE MENTAL STRENGTH WHICH I'VE USED FOR RUNNING MARATHONS (I HAVE GOGGINS'ED MY WAY THROUGH SEVERAL RACES!) - BUT READING HIS BOOK HAS CHALLENGED ME TO LOOK AT OTHER AREAS OF MY LIFE WHERE I COULD BENEFIT BY GETTING OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE.

FINALLY, WITH THE PODCAST CHATS IN-BETWEEN CHAPTERS YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE IN THE ROOM WITH WITH DAVID AND ADAM, HAVING THE BOOK READ TO YOU THEN DISCUSSING THE CHAPTER WITH DAVID AT THE END. BRILLIANT FORMAT FOR AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY !!!


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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-11-29

STAY HARD

Goggins is one of a kind. There is no one better at helping you understand how to maximize your potential, how to not limit yourself, how to get and stay hard. I will read/listen to anything involving Goggins and have been waiting for this book since it was announced.

If you’ve heard/read about “Living with a Seal” David Goggins is the unnamed Navy Seal in that book. Now you can finally hear his full story.

Get this without thinking twice.

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  • Paul Story II
  • 2018-11-30

This guy will change your life!

I first heard about David Goggins through Joe Rogan’s podcast. I’ve listened to his interview with him at least a dozen times. Through following David Goggins on social media, I learned he was writing a book. After much anticipation, the audiobook is finally out! I’ve already pre ordered my kindle copy from Amazon once the book is officially released dec, 4. I have no doubt that this audio version will be on repeat. This guy has put so many mantras in my head that constantly motivate me to “get after it.” I’ve even considered getting a tattoo of “uncivilized” (something that David explains) somewhere on my body to always remember to be unstoppable and be hungry for more. I hope his words will inspire you to find out something you don’t already know about yourself. They have for me. David, if you’re reading this, thank you! You’ve certainly made an impact on my life!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-11-30

Got me out of my own head- AMAZING!

Amazing audiobook unlike any other I have heard. While it is an audiobook, it also offers elements of a podcast! Truly engaging and forced me to look at my problems and challenges in life in a very different way.

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  • Sam Jaramillo
  • 2018-11-29

Life changing

I'm only half way thru this listening to this book, its simply life changing. David tells it like it is, no more BS excuses for whatever your using them for..Thank you for putting this book out here to help us SIR

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  • Ricardo
  • 2018-11-29

Master your mind!

The most powerful people are not the ones who control others, it is those who can control themselves. Thank you David for sharing your story. - @Ricky_Arenas

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  • S David
  • 2018-12-24

Opting for the book instead

The audio book is unique in that in between reading chapters, the narrator/co-author interviews David. Overall, it's interesting as a break between chapters. I'm actually returning the audisobook and buying the book instead because there are exercises after every chapter, photos referenced, and there was no audiobook supplement. Feel like that was a major miss that should be rectified for this audiobook.

58 of 61 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-12-18

Ready, set, go...stop looking back-you!

Retired Navy Chief, loved this audiobook! Listened to this over a few day period every morning while taking my older kids to school as well. The mind is what truly separates a person from being where they are. The closing is the most true and inspired me to continue the growth path I'm On!

I believe we may have met, during a Pressure on the Force interview, and I knew Beck as well!

As a minority as well, we need more great people to show the actual diversity that people of color can do as well, and stop worrying about what their peers may think and live life according to what the creator has intended us to do!

I'm actually terrified now, thinking that on judgement day, did I do enough, for enough, and go above my levels that God knows I could endure.

Navy Chief, Navy Pride!

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  • Gotta Tellya
  • 2018-12-31

Overcoming all obstacles

I liked the format of this audio book. It combines Mr. Goggins himself, Mr. Skolnick, a narrator/collaborator, Mr. Goggins’ autobiography, his self analysis, a podcast format, and guidance for readers who wish to improve their lives. The interaction between Mr. Goggins and Mr. Skolnick adds a fresh element to the entire presentation. Clearly Mr. Goggins has confronted and overcome significant obstacles in his lifetime and can serve as an inspiration to all of us. That said, not everyone will feel the need to take self improvement to the nth degree, as did Mr. Goggins. I was somewhat put off by his drive to compete constantly. It didn’t seem like Mr. Goggins’ striving to be the best left much time for a personal life. But his path doesn’t apply to everyone, though aspects of it surely do. The story of his life still has much value for readers and listeners. I’m glad I listened to his book.

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  • kulagun
  • 2018-11-30

Looking into the mirror...

Holding yourself accountable. David Goggins is an American Hero. I am grateful to him and others for serving our country and fighting for our freedom. Thank you David for telling it like it is and showing everyone else that they are their own hero, they are held accountable. Celebrate your small successes and get after it, just understand it will be the hardest thing you have ever done because you are in your own way. No excuses, doesn't matter who you are. Period.

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  • Dante
  • 2018-12-24

Réveillez le guerrier endormi en vous.

Goggins nous fait voyager par l'effet miroir de son Histoire personnelle vers les tréfonds de nos propres croyances limitantes.

Son oeuvre n'a de cesse de nous donner des armes pour essayer de terrasser le Dragon de nos peurs et de nos insécurités.

Devenez le Héro de votre vie.



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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-02-10

UNEXPECTED SUPERBE READING

I was not expectingthat book to be so fucking great. Goggins is the Chatham of the dark aide of self-développement. Definitely part of my audio library for life. need to get the hard cover of it.

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  • Nyckeau
  • 2019-01-29

More (and less) than an audiobook

The story itslef is of great inspiration to anyone and brings many more details on David Googins'story than what you can find on the different podcasts he did.
Compared to the book, some parts have been added in a "podcast" forme where Adam Skolnick and David Goggins discuss elements in the book.
It brings perspective, but it sometimes ruins the atmosphare and interrupts the story.
It would have been better if those had been recorder at the end of each chapter, and not in the middle of the action.

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  • Francis Gaudu
  • 2019-01-28

Most inspiring life story ever read.

Read this book. It will change your life. The only way is through your pain.

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  • Abderrazak NAORANI
  • 2019-01-27

Inspiring

Finish the audiobook before running Ultra Inspiring book that help you push your Self beyond

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-01-11

Unbelievable

Unbelievable vulnerable and powerful journey into the mind of a human who completely transformed himself into one of the toughest motherfuckers alive.

The audiobook is 100% worth it. More background story and deep dives into exclusive material.

Very tactical and practical advice on how to implement a similar mindset.

Everyone will find at least one thing that strikes a chord.

I've listened to it over 4 times so far. Highly recommended!

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2018-12-14

amazing, life changing!

nothing to say on the negative side.
great story
great knowledge
great challenges

a book to keep for life. one reading is not enough!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-12-06

Take the the lead on my most inspiring book..

Thank you David Goggins for showing us the path to a peaceful life.. What if.. I could live it too. Hope to meet you one day. You are the most uncommon man amongst the uncommon! Love!
Please, all of you, go and read this book, you might become who you really are!