Summary & Insights of Can't Hurt Me Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins - Goodbook
Disclaimer: The Summary of the original book Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds By David Goggins.Everyone wants to be fit and healthy, but somehow most people do not find the time to go to the gym or follow up with their exercise sessions. Some famous excuses include spending time with family and friends, working long hours, or even having a 9-5 job can stop people from following up on their dreams.Most people postpone their dreams for another day. They forget about their commitments to stay fit and healthy or to achieve something in the present. What is the difference between David Goggins and these people? Hard work and determination.David Goggins narrated his experiences from early childhood when his abusive father did not beat him, his mother, and his brother when they did not obey, but he also forced them to work hard until midnight. His childhood was marked by many abusive experiences; he used to fall asleep during courses and finally developed toxic stress.Among other symptoms, David could not learn as easily as others, due to his condition. By his late teenage years, he was barely able to read. Without a bright opportunity for his future and challenged by poverty, past traumas, and continuous stress, David decided that he wished to join the army.However, the path was not smooth, as he walked out on his dream because the fear of swimming conquered him. Finding his refuge in food, he gains weight and has a dead-end job as a pest exterminator. Soon, he finds a new motivation as he sees a documentary about Navy SEALs. This is the crucial point in which he turns around his life, starts a strict fitness routine, and makes his dreams come true.