Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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 US 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.
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|Listening Length||13 hours and 37 minutes|
|Narrator||David Goggins, Adam Skolnick|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||28 November 2018|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 16 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
2 in Memoirs (Books)
2 in Self-Help for Success
3 in Humour & Entertainment (Books)
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Reviewed in Australia on 14 April 2021
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Ever since then I've been following and consuming every piece of material and interview he has made - his advice and his philosophies to life was instrumental in helping me complete the very challenging Kokoda track in Papua New guinea a year after my heart attack - I climbed 6 mountains in 7 days in extreme tropical mud and heart, listening to David's voice in the back of my head.
The important thing about Goggins is he's a normal guy who's been through some tough challenges in life, and has come out on top. There is no end to the challenges though, and he's pretty much going to tell you what you already know - this is all hard work. This book teaches you, through his experiences, how to embrace the intensity, how to face your demons, and how to commit to your goals, and the dangers of "living happily ever after"
Get on to it. Oh and if you're someone who complains about profanity and bad language, then don't f***ing read this book. Stay hard.
What a great book...I can't recommend it enough. I am so happy I bought it. I struggle with chronic PTSD ...meaning I have to endure similar events on a regular basis as well as regular triggers...this is the first anything to give me some hope to facing it all and developing resilience to it. I may actually have a great life after all...I may even become a valuable and inspiring member of society... How wonderful. Thankyou David...Go Goggins!
FYI - I'm a female in her late 40's... if this gives more context.
If you have read the book, buy the audio and listen to it, as I found the way it was recorded with extra dialogue by David was an incredible layer that cemented the lessons he is sharing.
Can’t hurt me demonstrates by example that the worst people can try to do to you is not possible without your participation and consent. It highlights how being comfortable stunts our growth and denies our dreams.
It’s time to get uncomfortable, to hold ourselves to account and to prove to ourselves that we can dig deep to do far more than we conceived possible. All told by a man who lives this mantra and proves it, every single day.
I truly loved this book and enjoyed the audio even better.
If you are not offended, and want a straight to the point, down to earth read that will benefit some element of your life in some way, you must read this book. You not only read the words on the pages of this book, but you will also feel -emotionally- connected to the author.
Goggins is a serious, tough individual & he expresses that & how it can help you in your life in some way.
This is a book that anyone can read and relate to. I don't get into sports or physical training, but enjoyed his story filled with hardship, hard work work, commitment and sheer stubbornness that does not quit no matter what.
He has inspired me to go after whatever I dream of, and utilising the same grit and determination that David Goggins uses.
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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.
Reviewed in India on 11 February 2019
Es ist mit Abstand das inspirierendste Buch, das ich je gelesen habe. Seine Biographie liest sich wie ein Roman und ich habe selten mit einem "Protagonisten" so mitgefiebert. Goggins öffnet einem durch seine Lebensgeschichte die Augen zu was der Mensch fähig ist. Seine Ansätze fußen auf seinen Erfahrungen und sind mit keinem anderen Motivationsbuch zu vergleichen, denn sie sind oft eiskalt, roh und echt. „Barbarisch“ und „mittelalterlich“, wie Goggins selbst sagt. Es kämpft gegen die Entwicklung an, immer den leichtesten und schnellsten Weg mit dem geringsten Widerstand im Leben zu suchen (Lifehacks, 6-Minuten-Abs-Workout, etc. - wir kennen es alle) und dem Schmerz hinterherzujagen. Denn laut Goggins hat man in schmerzhaften, oder zumindest unangenehmen Situationen die wichtigsten Einsichten.
Für mich persönlich ist dieses Buch von unvorstellbaren Wert und ich habe schon jetzt Dinge erreicht, die ich nicht für möglich gehalten habe. Ich habe davor schon einige Motivationsbücher gelesen und keines hat bis jetzt einen ähnlichen Wandel in meinem Leben angestoßen. Das einzige Manko: nachdem man dieses Buch gelesen hat kann man andere "Motivationstrainer" nie mehr ernst nehmen.
Ich hoffe, dass euch dieses Buch genauso mitnimmt wie mich.