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Can't Hurt Me

By: David Goggins
Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
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Publisher's summary

New York Times best-seller. Over five million copies sold

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 percent 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.

An annotated edition of Can't Hurt Me, offering over two hours of bonus content featuring deeper insights and never-before-told stories shared by David. Not available in other formats.

©2018 Goggins Built Not Born, LLC (P)2018 Goggins Built Not Born, LLC

Our favorite moments from Can't Hurt Me

I was the ultimate underdog.
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The hero is you.
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Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done.
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  • Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done.

About the Creator

David Goggins is a retired Navy SEAL and is the only member of the US Armed Forces to complete SEAL training (including two Hell Weeks), the US Army Ranger school (where he graduated as Enlisted Honor Man), and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training.

An accomplished endurance athlete, Goggins has completed more than 60 ultra-marathons, triathlons, and ultra-triathlons, setting new course records and regularly placing in the top five. He once held the Guinness World Record for pull-ups, completing 4,030 in 17 hours. He’s now a public speaker and has shared his story with hundreds of thousands of students across the country, numerous professional sports teams, and the staff at Fortune 500 companies.

About the Co-Creator

Adam Skolnick is an author and journalist covering sports, adventure, travel, the environment, and human rights. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Outside, Lonely Planet, BBC.com, ESPN.com, and Wired.

Featured Article: 30+ of the Best Quotes from David Goggins for When You Need a Dose of Inspiration


David Goggins, former Navy SEAL and internationally renowned endurance athlete, certainly has a world of expertise when it comes to strength and perseverance. He’s been well acquainted with pain and adversity—from poverty and abuse in childhood to racism—and both success and failure. Life is not easy, Goggins knows and stresses, but your decisions and your mindset can go a long way towards improving your happiness.