Are you ready to suffer to become the best version of yourself? Listen to one of the most powerful interviews yet on how one man talks of suffering as a superpower. David Goggins is an exceptional human being who once worked killing cockroaches to becoming a man who broke the 40% rule and pushes past pain to reach his fullest potential.
Retired Navy SEAL, Endurance Athlete and Motivational Speaker David Goggins is a Retired Navy SEAL and the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces ever to complete SEAL training, U.S. Army Ranger School, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training. Goggins has competed in more than sixty ultra-marathons, triathlons, and ultra-triathlons, setting new course records and regularly placing in the top five. A former Guinness World Record holder for completing 4,030 pull-ups in seventeen hours, he was also the recipient of the 2018 VFW Americanism award and will be inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame in March, 2019. He’s a much-sought-after public speaker who’s shared his story with the staffs of Fortune 500 companies, professional sports teams, and hundreds of thousands of students across the country.
Cultivate the Mind of the Warrior
[Vishen]: Welcome everyone. Our guest today is someone whom you’re going to want to listen to this over and over and over again because this is one of the most intense, awakening, like kick-in-the-butt trainings I’ve ever done of any guest I’ve ever brought onto the show. David Goggins is an exceptional human being, he’s one of the only people in the US Military to complete SEAL training, Ranger training, Tactical Air Control training, he’s an Ultramarathon runner, his book is called Can’t Hurt Me and he is a guy who got to this level, he’s one of the most inspirational people on the internet right now. You’ve probably seen him on podcasts, on shows like Impact Theory but the craziest thing about David is how he got to this level. A couple of years ago, he was simply a guy killing cockroaches for a living and then he made a decision in life to do something different, to peak and look at the man he could be and then to go through as much suffering and pain as he could relentlessly to become that man and his message is going to wake you up. We are recording this in New York, so you’re going to hear the sounds of New York around us, New York is not an easy place to record in and I also want you to know that David is one of the most real, authentic and true-to-himself human beings I’ve ever encountered, so he’s going to speak the way he speaks unapologetically, so know that there’s going to be a ton of expletives in here and just get used to it. Now, let’s bring on the set David Goggins.
So I want you guys to remember this about this training that we’re having with David Goggins. This man is raw. This man is real. This man is not going to sugar-coat what he’s about to say. That’s why I think he’s such an inspiration for so many, because it’s so rare to meet someone who is so true their own soul that they don’t give a fuck what you think of them. And in fact, this attitude is actually one of the key hallmarks of human transformation. In fact, in transformational theory there’s a name for this type of attitude. It’s called authenticity. So when you listen to David, you’re going to see how one can be truly authentic to who they are, and some of this, hopefully, is going to rub off on you. So let’s welcome to the set David Goggins.