Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins is a first person account of the life of David Goggins, a retied Navy SEAL and the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to ever complete SEAL training, U.S. Army Ranger School and Air Force tactical Air Controller training. In other words, he is a hard core Mother F*****.
He shares his story starting with young childhood and the shitty deck of cards he was dealt from a young age. He was subjected to intense child abuse, physical, mental and emotional and grew into a teenager who had very little drive in life to succeed. Being a black man, he also had the obstacle of race against him as well. However, into his late teens, early 20's he made a shift in his life to strive to become the best version of himself. Goggins talks about this shift and how he got there. How he stopped feeling sorry for himself and found the motivation to succeed.
After being active duty, Goggins challenged himself with a new kind of life race: Ultra Runs. He trained and became a next level human, racing in Ultra's all around the country including Badwater. He goes into the extreme mental and physical fatigue he faced and also goes into detail on how he overcame this fatigue. He constantly stived for a new challenge in life and worked his way to achieving these challenges. It was a big mental shift and the desire to want.
His story is captivating and interesting. You find yourself flipping through the pages quickly trying to engulf yourself into the next hardship he is going to face and read how he overcomes it. All 11 chapters end with a Challenge. Goggins gives his readers the mental tools that worked for him to overcome some of the most difficult things in life, and urges you to do these challenges too. The story is excellently written. Goggins truly captivates his audience. The book is easy to follow and filled with personal touches. You can hear Goggins voice in him unfolding his story. This is a book to pick up if you are looking for motivation in life and to begin a life shift to a greater purpose. These pages are beyond motivating and made me realize that there are no excuses-- or to shift those excuses into fuel into success.