76+ Best David Goggins Quotes: Exclusive Selection

David Goggins is an American ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete, motivational speaker and author. Goggins is a retired United States Navy SEAL and former United States Air Force Tactical Air Control Party member who served in the War in Afghanistan and the Iraq War. Inspirational David Goggins quotes will help you to develop mental toughness and make you unbeatable.

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Most Famous David Goggins Quotes

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

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

Greatness pulls mediocrity into the mud. Get out there and get after it. David Goggins

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

You may lose the battle of the morning but don’t lose the war of the day. David Goggins

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

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’s not fun, but now my mind is used to it. David Goggins

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

Mental toughness is a lifestyle. David Goggins

The only way we can change is to be real with ourselves. David Goggins

You build calluses on your feet to endure the road. David Goggins

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

Believe it or not, most people prefer delusion. They blame others or bad luck or chaotic circumstance. David Goggins

It’s a lot more than mind over matter. It takes relentless self discipline to schedule suffering into your day, every day. David Goggins

It’s about what we do with opportunities revoked or presented to us that determine how a story ends. David Goggins

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

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. David Goggins

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 callus our mind to fight that war and to win that war. David Goggins

If you want to get better, do the things that no-one else wants to do. David Goggins

Refused to compromise who I was to conform to their unwritten rules. David Goggins

Your entitled mind is dead weight. Cut it loose. Don’t focus on what you think you deserve. Take aim on what you are willing to earn! David Goggins

Analyze your schedule, kill your empty habits, burn out the bullshit, and see what’s left. David Goggins

When you think that you are done, you’re only 40% in to what your body’s capable of doing. That’s just the limits that we put on ourselves. David Goggins

Your entitled mind is dead weight. Cut it loose. Don’t focus on what you think you deserve. Take aim on what you are willing to earn! David Goggins

Everybody wants a quick fix like 6 minute abs you may get some results from it, but those results won’t be permanent. The permanent results come from you having to suffer. David Goggins

It’s possible to transcend anything that doesn’t kill you. David Goggins

I was the sum total of the obstacles I’d overcome. David Goggins

The reason it’s important to push hardest when you want to quit the most is because it helps you callous your mind. It’s the same reason why you have to do your best work when you are the least motivated. That’s why I loved PT in BUD/S and why I still love it today. Physical challenges strengthen my mind so I’m ready for whatever life throws at me, and it will do the same for you. David Goggins

It’s funny, humans tend to hatch our most challenging goals and dreams, the ones that demand our greatest effort yet promise absolutely nothing when we are tucked into our comfort zones. David Goggins

The human body can withstand and accomplish a hell of a lot more than most of us think possible, and that it all begins and ends in the mind. David Goggins

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

The most important conversations you’ll ever have are the ones you’ll have with yourself. David Goggins

Breaking the shackles and stretching beyond our own perceived limits takes hard fucking work oftentimes physical work and when you put yourself on the line, self doubt and pain will greet you with a stinging combination that will buckle your knees. David Goggins

The reason it’s important to push hardest when you want to quit the most is because it helps you callous your mind. David Goggins

It takes great strength to be vulnerable enough to put your ass on the line, in public, and work toward a dream that feels like it’s slipping away. We all have eyeballs on us. Our family and friends are watching, and even if you’re surrounded by positive people, they will have ideas about who you are, what you’re good at, and how you should focus your energy. That shit is just human nature, and if you try to break out of their box you’ll get some unsolicited advice that has a way of smothering your aspirations if you let. David Goggins

The hard part is getting to that point, because the ticket to victory often comes down to bringing your very best when you feel your worst. David Goggins

Having lived the life I’ve lived, and seeing the other side, not being afraid to attack what was in front of me has made me happy. David Goggins

You can tolerate doubt as a backseat driver, but if you put doubt in the pilot’s seat, defeat is guaranteed. David Goggins

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

The bottom line is that life is one big mind game. The only person you are playing against is yourself. David Goggins

The Buddha famously said that life is suffering. I’m not a Buddhist, but I know what he meant and so do you. To exist in this world, we must contend with humiliation, broken dreams, sadness, and loss. David Goggins

It may be satisfactory, but that’s another word for mediocrity. David Goggins

Pain unlocks a secret doorway in the mind, one that leads to both peak performance, and beautiful silence. David Goggins

You must recognize what you are about to do, highlight what you do not like about it, and spend time visualizing each and every obstacle you can. David Goggins

Suffering is the true test of life. David Goggins

In this life, we’re either getting better or we’re getting worse. David Goggins

When you’re in hell, you forget how great you really are because you’re suffering and you forget the great things you’ve done. David Goggins

It’s about what we do with opportunities revoked or presented to us that determine how a story ends. David Goggins

I had a rough childhood coming up, and I just took all that negative energy and made it very positive for myself to drive me. I’m a very driven person. I have passion that almost scares people, just to be successful and make it no matter what. David Goggins

We like to live our lives on social media with lies about ourselves about how great we are. Get to the source! Fix the problem. David Goggins

In every failure a lot of good things will have happened, and we must acknowledge them. David Goggins

If you have any mental toughness, 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

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. David Goggins

If you’re willing to suffer, and I mean suffer, your brain and body once connected together, can do anything. David Goggins

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. David Goggins

You’re not going to find greatness by looking in a book or by listening to me. I may give you the spark, but you’ve got to go inside yourself to find it. David Goggins

Denial is the ultimate comfort zone. David Goggins

It’s going to be hard work, discipline, and the non cognitive skills hard work, dedication, sacrifice  that will set you apart. David Goggins

Everyone fails sometimes and life isn’t supposed to be fair, much less bend to your every whim. David Goggins

Thicken your skin. Become more of a human being. Don’t be afraid of the reflection in the mirror. David Goggins

It’s okay, you might be called a nigger one day. It’s okay Let them call you that. What are you going to do now? They don’t own your life. How you’re going to control that now? Thicken your skin. David Goggins

We live in a society where mediocrity is often rewarded. David Goggins

Life will always be the most grueling endurance sport, and when you train hard, get uncomfortable, and callous your mind, you will become a more versatile competitor, trained to find a way forward no matter what. David Goggins

There is no more time to waste. Hours and days evaporate like creeks in the desert. David Goggins

No one is going to come help you. No one’s coming to save you. David Goggins

Everyone fails sometimes and life isn’t supposed to be fair, much less bend to your every whim. David Goggins

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

They say there’s always light at the end of the tunnel, but not once your eyes adjust to the darkness, and that’s what happened to me. David Goggins

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

We habitually settle for less than our best; at work, in school, in our relationships, and on the playing field or racecourse. David Goggins

Back in the day, what motivated me was overcoming myself. Now I believe in being a leader. I’ve done it all  I’m good. Now, it’s about setting an example for others to follow. I can’t just talk it I have to live it. David Goggins

You have to be willing to go to war with yourself and create a whole new identity. David Goggins

Pain unlocks a secret doorway in the mind, one that leads to both peak performance, and beautiful silence. David Goggins

There is no more time to waste. Hours and days evaporate like creeks in the desert. That’s why it’s okay to be cruel to yourself as long as you realize you’re doing it to become better. David Goggins

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