“It’s easier to accept the fact that you’re just not good enough. We all have a lot more than we think we have.” – David Goggins. Here are 45 David Goggins Motivational Quotes on Life And Success.

David Goggins Quotes

1. “If you ever tell me that I can’t do something, I’m going to let you know, in some way, that I am going to do it.” – David Goggins

2. “Everything in life is a mind game! Whenever we get swept under by life’s dramas, large and small, we are forgetting that no matter how bad the pain gets, no matter how harrowing the torture, all bad things end.” – David Goggins

3. “What I realize is that I wasn’t born as this (expletive), I made him. At the bottom of insecurities, fear, self-doubt, lies… was me – buried in the (expletive) fetal position. How I got out of that was by recognizing it, being honest with it, being truthful with it, and then fixing it.” – David Goggins

4. “It won’t always go your way, so you can’t get trapped in this idea that just because you’ve imagined a possibility for yourself that you somehow deserve it. 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

5. “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

6. “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

7. “I’m a big believer of doing something that sucks every single day of your life. I believe it’s a key component into strengthening your mind.” – David Goggins

8. “Every morning in our lives, we have a choice to make. You have the choice to stay in bed and say ‘Forget it, I’m not going to work out today.’ or ‘Forget it, I’m not going to work hard today.’ That’s your choice that you make every single day of your life. Make the right decision.” – David Goggins

9. “The reason why I put myself through the things I hate doing is because I am callusing my mind. Im training for life so that when something tragic happens in my life, I don’t fall apart. I’m training my mind, my body, my spirit so its all one so that I can handle whatever life is going to throw at me.” – David Goggins

10. “It’s easier to accept the fact that you’re just not good enough. We all have a lot more than we think we have.” – David Goggins

11. “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

David Goggins Quotes

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

13. “I hated shooting guns, I hated jumping out of airplanes, I hated the job as a Navy SEAL. But, I did it so that I could change myself.” – David Goggins

14. “You are stopping you, you are giving up instead of getting hard.” – David Goggins

15. “No matter what avenue I choose, I want to be the very best. And, the very best may not be #1, but the very best may be ‘Did I leave everything inside of me out there?'” – David Goggins

16. “Always be willing to embrace ignorance, because that is the only way to expand your body of knowledge and body of work. It’s the only way to expand your mind.” – David Goggins

17. “Suffering is a test. That’s all it is. Suffering is the true test of life.”– David Goggins

18. “We are all great. No matter if you think you’re dumb, fat, been bullied, we all have greatness. You gotta find the courage. It’s going to be hard work, discipline, and the non-cognitive skills – hard work, dedication, sacrifice – that will set you apart.” – David Goggins

19. “Every time I get ‘poopy pants’ or the ‘woe is me’ mentality or I start to think ‘Man, life sucks’, I go into my cookie jar and pull out a memory to remind myself that I am a (expletive) badass. I put it back in the cookie jar and remember who the (expletive) I really am. ” – David Goggins

20. “We have the ability to go in such a space, if you’re willing to suffer, and I mean suffer, your brain and body once connected together, can do anything.” – David Goggins

21. “I believed that for the last 19 miles that I was indestructible. I took myself while I was sitting in that chair, crapping up my back, peeing blood down my leg, shin splints, stress fractures, I used all of that for motivation instead of negativity. I asked myself ‘Who on this (expletive) earth would still be going right now? You are.” – David Goggins

22. “You will never learn from people if you always tap dance around the truth.” – David Goggins

David Goggins Quotes

23. Sometimes you must go to war with yourself to fix yourself. – David Goggins

24. “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

25. 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. – David Goggins

26. Show people, don’t tell people! – David Goggins

27. Stop making excuses. Stop being a victim. Take personal responsibility. Hold yourself accountable. Get comfortable with the uncomfortable. And finally, make your dreams come true. – David Goggins

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

29. “The only person who was going to turn my life around was me. The only way I could get turned around was to put myself through the worst things possible that a human being could ever endure.” – David Goggins

30. “As humans, we’re reading books every day to try to figure out how to be someone else. What we don’t do is go inside, turn ourselves inside out, and read our own story. You have to look inside to find out what you really want.” – David Goggins

31. “We use these words and phrases that ‘Only the strong survive’ and all of this other crap. They’re just (expletive) words.” – David Goggins

32. “Somewhere in your life, there’s going to be a point where you have a decision to make. You’re going to have to choose between taking the easy route and the hard route. A lot of people take the easy route and they have a good life that way. But, the better life was by taking the hard route. You may have 20 years of pain and suffering to try and get past it, but a lot of us die before truly starting our journey.” – David Goggins

David Goggins Quotes

33. “I thought I’d solved a problem when really I was creating new ones by taking the path of least resistance.” – David Goggins

34. “You gotta start your journey. It may suck, but eventually, you will come out the other side on top.” – David Goggins

35. “I’m not a naturally gifted or god-given guy. I don’t have a great amount of talent in anything. What got me through horrible times was my dark side. I created Goggins. Goggins is the guy who would take anything you put in front of him. You wanna break my (expletive) legs, then so be it.” – David Goggins

36. “No one is going to come help you. No one's coming to save you.” – David Goggins

37. “I want you to know that I’m comfortable being very uncomfortable.” – David Goggins

38. “We’re either getting better or we’re getting worse.” – David Goggins

39. “People say ‘Man, you cuss all of the (expletive) time. Why?’ Well, I can’t sit here and say ‘I went through hell week and it was really hard. No. That (expletive) takes your damn soul, rips it inside out, and then they say now we’re going to (expletive) start.” – David Goggins

40. Even if you are hurting, never let your competition see the look of defeat or even vulnerability on your face. – David Goggins

41. “You will never learn from people if you always tap dance around the truth.” – David Goggins

42. When you fall down, focus on the solution, not the problem. You might quit or fail 100 times. Keep that clear picture of where you want to be. – David Goggins

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

44. “Most of this generation quits the second they get talked to. It’s so easy to be great nowadays because most people are just weak, If you have any mental toughness, any fraction of self-discipline – the ability to not want to do it, but still do it – you’ll be successful.” David Goggins

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

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“The things that we decide to run from are the truth. When you make excuses, you’re running from the truth.” David Goggins
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“In life, there is no gift as overlooked or inevitable as failure. I’ve had quite a few and have learned to relish them, because if you do the forensics you’ll find clues about where to make adjustments and how to eventually accomplish your task.” David Goggins
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“The mind is the most powerful thing in the world. The mind has capabilities that are so unknown, and being able to tap into that is on the other side of suffering.” David Goggins

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Ian Warner has spent over 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete. He went on to become an All-American sprinter at Iowa State, and he represented Canada at the 2012 Olympics. Ian founded Habit Stacker and dedicated his life to helping people to develop winning habits.

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