Can't Hurt Me - David Goggins

Can't Hurt Me

By David Goggins

  • Release Date: 2018-11-15
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 659 Ratings


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.


  • Can’t Hurt Me

  • The only

    By joegunter99
    Goggins’ use of that phrase to describe himself is an understated way of telling us the secret: Don’t be afraid to be different. Here’s one of the most outstanding service members in American history, and you’d never even heard of him.
  • Even better than I expected.

    By Pgh_Runner412
    I’ve been following DG’s running for over a decade, and knew that this book would be good, but I was surprised on just how good it is and how well written it is. I was really dreading reading the horrible childhood stuff that he endured, but it was limited to one chapter, and he gave the right amount of detail. He is proof that your life is what you make of it, no excuses. Definitely a must read. Hoping this book gets into some big city libraries.
  • Great book

    By cc718c
    I thought this was was great.
  • Very good and inspirational

    By snzhnnl
    I have learned a lot about myself in this book. I’m glad that he called all of us out on our laziness and motivations. I have a lot to do to train my mind and callus my mind
  • Can’t Hurt Me

    By Branndo
    While many may have listened to his various interviews and podcasts, his book surpasses them all by a long shot, especially the audiobook! Many will look at his extreme methods as crazy, but it is the messages and takeaways that make this book a must read. Don’t read this book if you want a self help book. His solutions don’t lie in catchy slogans or phrases. He’s all about personal accountability, hard work, self reflection, embracing and learning from failure and the benefits that naturally flow from consistently working hard and trying to improve.
  • Amazing

    By JoeRobHam
    Incredible read, couldn’t put it down. Learned so much from David and admire his mindset and outlook on life. If you’re stuck in a rut, need motivation, read this book. You will not regret it.
  • Uncommon vulnerability from an uncommon man

    By Milspec197
    This journey into the life and times of Chief Goggins(Ret.) is raw. Written just the way you would expect the story to be told by a retired enlisted operator that admits to struggles with learning in his youth. This is not to say that it is unintelligent, but to say that it reads as if he is speaking directly to you. Each technique he delivers for the reader to soak up and meditate on is tightly wound and related to an actual point in time from his life experiences. Direct and to the point without random unrelated tangents. This is a guide to build strength and character within yourself, without the puff and nonsense of the self help genre. A definite must read for anyone related to the military community, and for individuals dedicated to unearthing their inner spark.
  • Excellent

    By Coyoterocks1313
    Great read, shows what is capable if you don’t let your mind stop you
  • Changed my life

    By Robtew
    Seriously, fantastic read. This book changed my life.