*This Blog is a book review of David Goggins book Can’t Hurt Me.
Rating out of 10: 9/10
Genre: Military service / life biography – motivational.
Readability: Very easy to read. Fast read for 366 pages.
Discussion: Amazing. Could be a one-word summary of this book. Everyone I know who has read this book has high praise to say about it. The book is a biography of Goggins life growing up and how he went from being overweight and un-fulfilled to being in the Navy Seals. This journey then continues onwards as Goggins goes on to become an Ultra Marathon athlete, Ultra Runner, Triathlete and tries his hand at a plethora of sports. Goggins approach to life through the narrative of this book is simple: don’t make excuses, suck it up, go do it. He takes a no B-S mindset to tackling your problems and self-doubts. Goggins relays his belief that the key to personal growth is personal accountability. And that constantly laying blame on your un-happiness in life on outside forces will keep you stuck. Goggins book is a ‘pick yourself up by the bootstraps’ approach to getting fit, and it all starts with mindset. Throughout the story of the book the reader is taken on a journey through the trials and trivialities of Goggins upbringing and troubled childhood and then transitions into a captivating read about life in the Navy Seals. This book is a page turner and will keep you entertained the whole way through. Goggins ‘accountability mirror’ has become somewhat of a talking point for athletes and successful figures and has made the book have real world impacts on many peoples lives.
Audience: This book is suited to adults.
Conclusion: Goggin’s uses a conversational tone and brings the reader with him on his journey and also lets the reader get inside his head to hear his thoughts and feelings. His story is uplifting and a “Call-to-Action”. Many people have used this book as inspiration to change their lives.
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