Can’t Hurt Me

David Goggins
Reading Order: Book 23
Categories: 2020, Stuart Browning
Pages: 366
Suggested By: Erik Rostad
Date Started: April 26, 2020
Date Finished: April 30, 2020
Reason Book was Chosen: I've heard a lot about Goggins, first heard him on Joe Rogans Podcast and since then I've been following him on Instagram and his videos are mind-blowing. Also here at Books Of Titans, Erik read this book and his review made my mind up to add it this years reading list. Like Erik I'll be simultaneously reading and listened to this book (this is how I read most of my books if I can) as in the audiobook Goggins offers commentary in between chapters. I bumped this up my reading list for slot 41 to 23 as Mike Dolce is reading this with his facebook Bookclub in April.
My Thoughts

I found this fascinating after the first two chapters I was heartbroken what David went through in his early years was nothing short of a nightmare. I have to say I don’t know how anyone recovers from those types of scenarios and it’s a massive credit to those that do because I’m not sure what my life would be like if I had to go through that type of ordeal.

David’s courage and hard work is amazing and it is truly inspiring and I really enjoyed like the challenges he sets in the book. They are great ideas and I will use some going forward.

I’m very impressed with the guy and his achievements are nothing short of fantastic.

I do think there are some issues though. In the stories he’s quite often not as prepared as he should be and yet he talks a lot about visualisation so there is some disconnect there. For example, he doesn’t know bike mechanics when taking part in one of the triathlons he does and he fails his goal because of this. In another he doesn’t have the correct footwear although he manages on that occasion to meet his goal. If your life Is based solely on achieving these things you’d think you’d be better prepared just not in mind and body but with equipment too.

Also maybe it’s also me but there doesn’t appear to ever be time for fun in his life maybe it’s just me but sometimes there is more to life than being the best athlete you can be? I read the chapter about wasting life (i.e. on social media, on Netflix) but for me that’s a part of life that should be cherished. Just a thought?

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