This is the life story of David Goggins; A retired navy seal that came from hell, and went back multiple times. His life was actual f*cked up, from living in poverty, experiencing insane racism, to being beaten by his dad and working for his dad as a child (at night) in his roller skate disco. Leaving his dad with his mom, he found a nice cozy place to live and his mom even found a new boyfriend, who then got killed (the boyfriend) months after. Ups and down as life goes on.
Years and years after, David found himself spraying for cockroaches, weighing almost 300 pounds (136 kg). His memories of his childhood haunted him; of his dad, of his losses and of the racism encounters. There even was a point where some rednecks held a gun to his head. But something sparked in him, he knew he had to change and show what he was made of. After getting to know the military, David started trying to get in there.
He kept increasing his boundaries. Working, working, working. He learned that there is something beautiful in discomfort. It strengthens/hardens your mind. So he sought discomfort. And he still is doing that. His main motto in the book is: “When you think you’re done, you’re only at 40% of your total potential.” He proved that by doing the hardest races on this planet, like the Badwater Ultramarathon, which is a 135 mile (217 km) course through California’s Death Valley.
This is one of those books that can fuel you at the moment, but can also change your philosophy on life. Just a great book to have at your side when shit is about to go down and you feel like withdrawing.
I definitely recommend everyone to read this book.
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