Best 100 Motivational Quotes David Goggins

David Goggins is a former Navy SEAL, ultramarathon runner, and motivational speaker. He has become a popular figure in the self-improvement space, inspiring countless individuals to push beyond their perceived limits and achieve their goals. Goggins’ life story is one of overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles through sheer willpower and mental toughness. He has written a bestselling memoir, “Can’t Hurt Me,” and has appeared on numerous podcasts and interviews sharing his wisdom and motivation. In this article, we will explore some of the most impactful and inspiring quotes from David Goggins that can help us push through our own challenges and reach our full potential.

  1.  “Never let people who choose the path of least resistance steer you away from your chosen path of most resistance.” – David Goggins
  2. “We are all great. No matter if you think you’re dumb, fat, or bullied, we all have greatness. You gotta find the courage. It’s going to be hard work, discipline, and the non-cognitive skills — hard work, dedication, sacrifice — that will set you apart. – David Goggins
  3.  “No one is going to come help you. No one’s coming to save you.” – David Goggins
  4.  “Before you start a goal — 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
  5. . “Life is one big tug of war between mediocrity and trying to find your best self.” – David Goggins
  6. “A lot of people put motivational quotes up on the wall, and all they do is collect dust. Become what that quote says. Live it every day.” – David Goggins
  7. . “The path to success will leave you callused, bruised, and very tired. It will also leave you empowered.” – David Goggins
  8.  “A normal person would give up. They’d say, fu** it, it’s just not meant to be, and refuse to torture themselves one minute more. But I wasn’t wired normally.” – David Goggins
  9. . “There is no better way to grow as a person than to do everyday something you hate.” – David Goggins
  10. “Everybody comes to a point in their life when they want to quit. But it’s what you do at that moment that determines who you are.” – David Goggins
  11. “Show people, don’t tell people!” – David Goggins
  12. . “I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done.” – David Goggins
  13.  “Most of us fail in life because we are afraid of what everyone around you is thinking.” – David Goggins
  14. . “You can tolerate doubt as a backseat driver, but if you put doubt in the pilot’s seat, defeat is guaranteed.” – David Goggins
  15. “We all have the ability to come from nothing to something.” – David Goggins
  16.  “When you fall down, focus on the solution, not the problem. You might quit or fail 100 times. Keep that clear picture of where you want to be.” – David Goggins
  17. . “Suffering is the true test of life.” – David Goggins
  18. “Nobody cares what you did yesterday. What have you done today to better yourself?” – David Goggins
  19. “Be true to whoever or whatever you are  and wear it like a bandage of honour. Fit in with one person and one person only: yourself.” – David Goggins
  20. . “Be more than motivated, be more than driven, become literally obsessed to the point where people think you’re f*cking nuts.” – David Goggins
  21.  “Motivation is crap. Motivation comes and goes. When you’re driven, whatever is in front of you will get destroyed.” – David Goggins
  22. . “Don’t focus on what you think you deserve. Take aim at what you are willing to earn.” – David Goggins
  23.  “Don’t focus on what you think you deserve. Take aim at what you are willing to earn!” – David Goggins
  24. . “Comfort zones: If you live in one too long… that becomes your norm. Get comfortable being uncomfortable.” – David Goggins
  25. When you’re exhausted, weak, and tired and everyone around you looks just as bad as you or even worse- that’s the perfect time for you to make a statement. You let everyone around you know that when their life ends, that’s when yours begins.” – David Goggins
  26. . “Tell yourself the truth! That you’ve wasted enough time, and that you have other dreams that will take courage to realise, so you don’t die a f**king pussy.” – David Goggins
  27. “If you want to get better, do the things that no-one else wants to do. Do the things that no-one is even thinking about doing.” – David Goggins
  28. “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
  29. . “I thought I’d solved a problem when really I was creating new ones by taking the path of least resistance.” – David Goggins
  30.  “Most people who doubt you, doubt you because they can never see themselves doing what you are trying to do.” – David Goggins
  31. . “Everybody wants a quick fix. You may get results, but they won’t be permanent. The permanent results come from you having to suffer.” – David Goggins
  32.  “We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” – David Goggins
  33.  “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
  34. . “Mental toughness is a lifestyle.” – David Goggins
  35.  “Everybody comes to a point in their life when they want to quit. But it’s what you do at that moment that determines who you are.” – David Goggins
  36.  “My work ethic is the single most important factor in all of my accomplishments.” – David Goggins
  37. . “If you don’t challenge yourself, you don’t know yourself.” – David Goggins
  38.  “In every failure a lot of good things will have happened, and we must acknowledge them.” – David Goggins
  39. . “I’m different from most people… when I cross the finish line of a big race, I see that people are ecstatic, but I’m thinking about what I’m going to do tomorrow. It’s as if my Journey is everlasting and there is no finish line.” – David Goggins
  40.  “Thicken your skin. Become more of a human being. Don’t be afraid of the reflection in the mirror.” – David Goggins
  41. . “It’s possible to transcend anything that doesn’t kill you.” – David Goggins
  42. “Failure is an option. It’s what you do with the failure that makes you who you are. Our failures mould us. I have failed at several things in my life. What sets some of us apart is that when we fail, we can’t sleep at night. It haunts us until we have our time at redemption.” – David Goggins
  43. “If you choose to do something, Attack It.” – David Goggins
  44. . “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. But it is up to you to equip yourself for the battle ahead.” – David Goggins
  45. “Life is the most brutal endurance sport of all time!” – David Goggins
  46. . “Greatness pulls mediocrity into the mud. Get out there and get after it.” – David Goggins
  47.  “Your entitled mind is dead weight. Cut it loose.” – David Goggins
  48. . “Very few people know how the bottom feels, but I do. It’s like quicksand. It grabs you, sucks you under, and won’t let go. When life is like that it’s easy to drift and continue to make the same comfortable choices that are killing you, over and over again.” – David Goggins
  49. “It’s time to go to war with yourself.” – David Goggins
  50.  “We’re either getting better or we’re getting worse.” – David Goggins
  51. “Life is one big mind game. The only person you are playing against is yourself.” – David Goggins
  52. . “The only thing more contagious than a good attitude is a bad one.” – David Goggins
  53. “Starting at zero is a mindset that says my refrigerator is never full, and it never will be.” – David Goggins
  54. . “When your mind is telling you that you’re done, that you’re exhausted, that you cannot possibly go any further, you’re actually 40% done.” – David Goggins
  55.  “We can always become stronger and more agile, mentally and physically. We can always become more capable and more reliable. Since that’s the case we should never feel that our work is done. There is always more to do.” – David Goggins
  56. . “Denial is the ultimate comfort zone.” – David Goggins
  57.  “We need to surround ourselves with people who will tell us what we need to hear, not what we want to hear, but at the same time not make us feel we’re up against the impossible.” – David Goggins
  58. . “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
  59.  “You have to build calluses on your brain just like how you build calluses on your hands. Call your mind through pain and suffering.” – David Goggins
  60.  “In life, there is no gift as overlooked or inevitable as failure.” – David Goggins
  61. . “If you’re not physically and mentally prepared for what life is going to throw at you, then you’re just going to crumble, And then, you’re no good to nobody.” – David Goggins
  62.  “Luck is a capricious bi***. It won’t always go your way, so you can’t get trapped in this idea that just because you imagined a possibility for yourself that you somehow deserve it.” – David Goggins
  63. . “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 starts getting used to doing things like this. It’s not fun, but now my mind is used to it.” – David Goggins
  64. “Self-talk and visualisation are the two keys to my success.” – David Goggins
  65. . “Whenever you decide to follow a dream or set a goal, you are just as likely to come up with“Most of us live in a box, and we don’t want to go out of that box at all, ever. Outside of that box are all these possibilities of life, but what we do is shake our mind and we are a prisoner in our own mind.” – David Goggins
  66.  “In this life, we’re either getting better or we’re getting worse.” – David Goggins
  67. . “In a human being your character is your foundation, and when you build a bunch of successes and pile up even more failures on a fu**ed-up foundation, the structure that is the self won’t be sound.” – David Goggins
  68. “We are all guilty of allowing so-called experts, or just people who have more experience in a given field than we do, to cap our potential.” – David Goggins
  69. . “To develop an armoured mind — a mindset so calloused and hard that it becomes bulletproof — you need to go to the source of all your fears and insecurities.” – David Goggins
  70.  “In this life there are countless trails to self-realisation, though most demand intense discipline, so very few take them.” – David Goggins
  71. . “Only when you identify and accept your weaknesses will you finally stop running from your past.” – David Goggins
  72.  all the reasons why the likelihood of success is low. Blame it on the fu**ed-up evolutionary wiring of the human mind. But you don’t have to let your doubt into the cockpit!” – David Goggins
  73.  “The mind is the most powerful thing in the world.” – David Goggins
  74. “Pain unlocks a secret doorway in the mind, one that leads to both peak performance, and beautiful silence.” – David Goggins
  75.  “We live a life defined by the limits we imagine and desire for ourselves because it’s comfortable as hell in that box.” – David Goggins
  76. . “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
  77.  “We all need to start looking at obstacles very differently in life. Obstacles are purely hidden opportunities.” – David Goggins
  78.  “Everything in life is a mind game! Whenever we get swept under by life’s dramas, large and small, we are forgetting that no matter how bad the pain gets, no matter how harrowing the torture, all bad things end.” – David Goggins
  79. “Stay Hard!” – David Goggins
  80. . “Our culture has become hooked on the quick-fix, the life hack, efficiency. Everyone is on the hunt for that simple action algorithm that nets maximum profit with the least amount of effort. There’s no denying this attitude may get you some of the trappings of success, if you’re lucky, but it will not lead to a calloused mind or self-mastery.” – David Goggins
  81.  “It’s so easy to be great these days, because everyone else is so weak.” – David Goggins
  82. “You’re probably living at about 40 percent of your true capability.” – David Goggins
  83. “I don’t stop when I’m tired. I stop when I’m done.” – David Goggins
  84. . “The worst thing that can happen to a man is to become civilised” – David Goggins
  85. “Before you start a goal – 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
  86. . “You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft, that you will die without ever realising your true potential.” – David Goggins
  87.  “I didn’t hang my head, because injuries happen. I’d given it everything I had and when you handle business like that, your effort will not go unnoticed.” – David Goggins
  88. . “A warrior is a guy that goes, I’m here again today. I’ll be here again tomorrow and the next day.’ It’s a person who puts no limit on what’s possible.” – David Goggins
  89.  “No matter who you are, who your parents are or were, where you live, what you do for a living, or how much money you have, you’re probably living at about 40 percent of your true capability.” – David Goggins
  90. . “If you can get through doing things that you hate to do, on the other side is greatness.” – David Goggins
  91.  “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. Some people get it, some people don’t.” – David Goggins
  92. “The only way we can change is to be real with ourselves.” – David Goggins
  93. . “We live in a world where a lot of people need goals, motivation, and a lot of other words to get started. It’s just a big excuse to not get started.” – David Goggins
  94. “A warrior is not a person that carries a gun. The biggest war you ever go through is right between your own ears. It’s in your mind. We’re all going through a war in our mind, and we have to call our minds to fight that war and to win that war.” – David Goggins
  95.  “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
  96. . “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
  97.  “It’s a lot more than mind over matter. It takes relentless self discipline to schedule suffering into your day, every day.” – David Goggins
  98. . “It may be satisfactory, but that’s another word for mediocrity.” – David Goggins
  99.  “If you have any mental toughness, if you have 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
  100. . “Refused to compromise who I was to conform to their unwritten rules.” – David Goggins


In conclusion, David Goggins is a remarkable individual who has inspired many with his unique approach to overcoming adversity and achieving greatness. His story and motivational quotes demonstrate the power of perseverance, self-discipline, and mental toughness in achieving one’s goals. By sharing his experiences and insights, Goggins has inspired countless people to push beyond their limits, overcome their fears, and become the best versions of themselves. His messages of self-empowerment and resilience have resonated with people from all walks of life, and continue to inspire and motivate individuals to pursue their dreams, no matter how difficult the path may seem.

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