“I tried to do so many things to fit in. But when you look in the mirror, that’s the one person you can’t lie to.”
David Goggins
David Goggins
ultra-endurance athlete

David Goggins Quotes On Success & Self-belief:

Stop making excuses. Stop being a victim. Take personal responsibility.

The most important conversation is the one you have with yourself.

If you can see yourself doing something, you can do it. If you can’t see yourself doing something, usually you can’t achieve it.

I don’t stop when I’m tired. I stop when I’m done.

At the end of the day, hard work may not be enough. You still may fail. But you keep going out there and go after it.

Motivation is crap. Motivation comes and goes. When you’re driven, whatever is in front of you will get destroyed.

It’s easier to accept the fact that you’re just not good enough. We all have a lot more than we think we have.

Self-talk and visualization are two keys to my success.

Life is one big tug of war between mediocrity and trying to find your best self.

If you can get through doing things that you hate to do, on the other side is greatness.

My happiness is my reflection on the suffering during my journey and knowing that I never quit nor was I guided by anybody on this earth.

True willpower. I’m going to f***ing fail, I’m going to f***ing fail, I’m going to f***ing fail, and I will succeed.

"Suffering is a test. That’s all it is. Suffering is the true test of life."

David Goggins Quotes on Living A Driven Life:

Most people who doubt you doubt you because they can never see themselves doing what you are trying to do.

The path to success will leave you callused, bruised, and very tired. It will also leave you empowered.

Don’t let your body or mind do exactly what it wants to do! Take control! 

Never let people who choose the path of least resistance steer you away from your chosen path of most resistance.

Don’t be the person that looks at the weather report the night before to decide what you are going to do the next day.

The only thing more contagious than a good attitude is a bad one.

Don’t get mad at others because life is kicking your ass.

Be true to whoever or whatever you are and wear it like a badge of honor. Fit in with one person and one person only.

Don’t limit expectations of yourself and settle for anything less than what you are truly capable of achieving.

Even if you are hurting, never let your competition see the look of defeat or even vulnerability on your face.

When you think you’re done, you’re only at 40% of your body’s capability.

We have the ability to make very easy things seem impossible. Stop losing the mind game against yourself.



David Goggins is an American ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete, author and motivational speaker. He is a retired US Navy Seal and a former member of United States Air Force Tactical Air Control Party. He served in the War in Afghanistan and the Iraq War. His self-help memoir ‘Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds‘ was released in 2018.

In 2005, Goggins lost many of his friends in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan during Operation Red Wings. In the wake of this unfortunate incident, he began long-distance running with the aim of raising money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. The Foundation helps children of fallen special operations soldiers by providing them with college scholarships and grants. Goggins has competed in the Badwater Ultramarathon, the world’s toughest foot race, thrice and many other endurance challenges and has raised more than $2 million for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

On January 19, 2013, in Brentwood, Tennessee, Goggins completed 4,020 pull-ups in 17 hours and set a new world record.

Runner’s World named him a “Hero of Running” in 2008.