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Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds Kindle Edition
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"David Goggins lives out every goal, every dream no matter what. PERIOD. He's unstoppable. There's no limit to him because he doesn't live in a comfort zone. His mental and physical capacity are equal. Goggins proves that your body can handle anything if you let your mind keep up. There's no way to stop something or someone that doesn't understand the concept of being beat." --Marcus Luttrell, Retired Navy SEAL, Author of New York Times Best Seller Lone Survivor
"Modern neuroscience is teaching us that the path to courage and success arrives through embracing pain and fear, not by avoiding them. If ever there was a real-life example of this, it is the story of David Goggins. In his unrelenting pursuit to self-conquer, Goggins taught himself how to tap into that elusive holy grail of human existence: the ability to rewire one's own brain in order to continually do better and actually become better, regardless of feelings, external conditions, or motivational state. Can't Hurt Me is the remarkable description of that journey and the capacity to leverage and better the mind. More importantly, it also teaches you how." --Andrew D. Huberman, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology, Stanford University School of Medicine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 366 pages
- Publisher : Lioncrest Publishing (4 December 2018)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07H453KGH
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
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- X-Ray : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Best Sellers Rank: #392 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I have literally spent thousands of hours going through a lot of BS from the so called motivational speakers, life coaches, peak performance experts, etc. trying to figure out what drives people who are uncommon among us and how to become such a person and achieve greatness. And though I got some snippets of valuable advice it was never life changing. But this guy has completely blown my mind.
The first time I heard him speak in Tom Bilyeu's youtube channel I just could not believe that one person could achieve what he has achieved, inspite of going through so much pain and suffering. It made me realize how much potential I was wasting.
So I have been eagerly waiting for this book and it was even better than my expectations. He doesn't just tell us his life story in detail, he also gives us tools for changing our lives.
You won't need any other person except him for inspiration. There is a lot of crap out there in the name of advice but I truly believe more and more people are going to discover him and this would make a whole lot of those so called experts jobless.
This book is not for the weak hearted but for the people who realise sitting isn’t gonna change anything. David defied all odds and is still doing so at 43... What’s your excuse?
He makes you feel his pain, insecurities, hard work and mind boggling determination.
Its not an instant motivator, but a slow process which has the potential to bring about a change in your mind at a fundamental level. The tools/insights he shares are not some magical pills which will change your life but something to keep in mind when you face the toughs.
As Goggins says in the book, 'You don't rise to the level of your expectations, you fall to the level of your training'.
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This book is written 100% from the heart and, if you have watched some of Dave's interview, you will find that reading this book is like him talking to you personally. It doesn't hold back on the graphic past of his life, however nasty, and perfectly reflects the message it portrays so effectively: accept the truth, only then you may be able to change.
Following Dave's principles turns you into a healthy masochist, seeking out everything that keeps you up and haunts you at night, running towards the dragon, not away from it. And I can personally attest to the fact that, when you run towards all the things that scare you the most, and you beat/settle them, there's an amazing feeling of 'that was it, what's next?', as well as an acceptance of adverse events through a 'calloused mind'.
My favourite aspect of the book is the 'WHAT IF?', and perfectly summarises Dave's story and message. What if you, reading this right now, could be somebody that nobody, including yourself, thought you could be, how would that feel? Use that to drive you forward and even if your attempts fail, say 'roger that' and try until you succeed.
Dave shows that in order to overcome and master yourself you must become quiet and 'go into your own mind' which is a challenge in today's society where social media and low quality entertainment steals everyone's attention.
However, having said that there is one boxing example in the book, I strongly disagree with on (Page 211-212): “Imagine you’re a boxer, and on your first day in the ring you take one on your chin. It’s gonna hurt like f*****g hell, but at year ten of being a boxer, you won’t be stopped by one punch. You’ll be able to absorb twelve rounds of getting beat the f**k down and come back the very next day and fight again. It’s not that the punch has lost power. Your opponents will be even stronger. The change has happened within your brain. You’ve calloused your mind. Over a period of time, your tolerance for mental and physical suffering will have expanded because your software will have learned that you can take a hell of a lot more than one punch."
The problem with this particular example is that there have already been multiple rigorous scientific brain scan studies done investigating the long-term accumulative brain damage from constant concussions sustained over a period of time, especially in boxing. Therefore, continuous punches to the head after 10 years could very likely lead to or significantly increase the risk of serious irreversible consequences such as confusion, headaches, memory loss, social instability, impulsive behavior, dementia, movement disorders, speech impediments, tremors, cognitive disorders and depression. David talks a great deal about his injuries (broken skin & bones, heart surgery) and his incredible ability to be able to persevere with his enormous will power. However, there is a huge difference between braking your skin & bones, which eventually will heal compared to sustaining long-term brain damage, which is simply irreversible! and no amount of will power can regenerate it back to the way it was. Just read about these boxing legends who developed debilitating brain diseases as a direct result of the constant concussions sustained over their boxing career:
1. Sugar Ray Robinson (Developed Alzheimer’s disease)
2. Muhammad Ali (Developed Parkinson’s disease)
3. Jerry Quarry (Developed brain atrophy & dementia)
4. Freddie Roach (Developed Parkinson’s disease)
5. Michael Watson (Sustained serious brain injury, confined to a wheelchair)
6. Meldrick Taylor (Developed dementia)
7. Thomas Hearns (Developed dementia)
8. Riddick Bowe (Sustained brain damage)
9. The list goes on….
My recommendation would be to ignore the ignorant boxing example, because the rest of the book is fantastic and truly inspiring.
Goggins battles with his inner demons to become one of the most inspiring people I now know. This book is raw and simple. It is a story of Goggins yet it is a story of humanity, and the ambition of each one of us to become the best that we possibly can be. He gives us the tools to do so and makes us believe we can.