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 779 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.


  • Fantasic Book

    By emarshmu18
    Really inspiring book! Thx David for sharing, you are truly a bad hard mother f*****
  • 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.
  • Can’t Hurt Me

    By R. Sones
    Do not read this unless you plan to change your outlook on life and realize that failure and success are one and the same.
  • Phenomenal book/podcast/radio program

    By JayW2222
    First review I’ve ever given and never listened to an audiobook so quickly. Became a fan from his interviews on Joe Rogan and I’m glad I bought in. Kind of wish he was the narrator, but either way; the stories are insane. It’s hard to listen to them and not want to better yourself. No fluff, no empty plateaus. This guy has to be one of the baddest people of all time.
  • Page Turner

    By The_Crappy_reviewer
    Excellent read on forging mental toughness. Once you pick it up, it’s hard to stop reading