Motivational David Goggins Quotes That Will Fire You Up

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

David Goggins Quotes to Inspire Hard Work

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  1. “I don’t stop when I’m tired. I stop when I’m done.” 

2. “The pain that you are willing to endure is measured by how bad you want it.”

3. “We’re either getting better or we’re getting worse.”

4. “Greatness pulls mediocrity into the mud. Get out there and get after it.”

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5. “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.”

6. “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” 

7. “Suffering is the true test of life.” 

8. “It’s so easy to be great nowadays, because everyone else is weak.”

9. “We all have the ability to come from nothing to something.” 

10. “It’s time to go to war with yourself.”

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11. “Denial is the ultimate comfort zone.”

12. “It’s possible to transcend anything that doesn’t kill you.” 

13. “The only way we can change is to be real with ourselves.” 

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

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

16. “No one is going to come help you. No one’s coming to save you.”

17. “Be uncommon amongst uncommon people.”

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

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

20. “You finally become proud of yourself when you have no room to become jealous of others.”

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21. “Failure is an option. It’s what you do with the failure that makes you who you are.”

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

23. “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.” 

24. “A lot of us don’t know about another world that exists for us because it’s on the other side of suffering.”

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

26. “Everybody wants a quick fix. You may get results, but they won’t be permanent. The permanent results come from you having to suffer.”

27. “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!”

28. “I use all of their negativity as fuel to get me where I want to go.”

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

30. “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.”

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

32. “We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” 

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

34. “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.”

35. “Only when you identify and accept your weaknesses will you finally stop running from your past.” 

36. “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.”

37. “It’s so easy to be great these days, because everyone else is so weak.”

38. “There is no better way to grow as a person than to do everyday something you hate.”

39. “When your mind is telling you that you’re done, that you’re exhausted, that you cannot possible go any further, you’re actually 40% done.” 

40. “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.”

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41. “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.” 

42. “Analyze your schedule, kill your empty habits, burn out the bullshit, and see what’s left.”

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

44. “You have to be willing to go to war with yourself and create a whole new identity.”

45. “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.” 

46. “Nobody cares what you did yesterday. What have you done today to better yourself?” 

47. “Read a record number of books in a given month. If you’re focused on intellectual growth, train yourself to study harder and longer than ever before.”

48. “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.” 

49. “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.”

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50. “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.”

51. “In every failure a lot of good things will have happened, and we must acknowledge them.”

52. “Comfort zones: If you live in one too long… that becomes your norm. Get comfortable being uncomfortable.” 

53. “If you don’t challenge yourself, you don’t know yourself.”

54. “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.” 

55. “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.”

56. “Most of us we live in a box, and we don’t want to go out of that box at all, ever. Outside of that box is all these possibilities of life, but what we do is shackle our mind and we are a prisoner in our own mind.” 

57. “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.”

58.  “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.”

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

60. “What put distance between me and almost everybody else in that platoon is that I didn’t let my desire for comfort rule me.”

About David Goggins

David Goggins (born February 17, 1975) is a retired US Navy SEAL, ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete, public speaker, and author of two memoirs who was inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame for his athletic achievements.

In 2018, Goggins received the VFW Americanism award, one of the most prestigious awards an individual can receive for their service in the United States Armed Forces.

Many consider David Goggins to be one of the world’s best ultra-endurance athletes. He has competed in over 70 endurance races, finishing third at the Badwater 135 Death Valley–the world’s toughest footrace–and consistently placing in the top five in other ultramarathons. 

He also held the Guinness World Record for the most pull-ups completed in 24 hours, with 4,030 completed in 17 hours.

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