The Real Struggle of David Goggins

The Real Struggle of David Goggins

At the age of 24, David Goggins was making $1000 per month spraying for rodents, paying $810 in rent, weighing more than 297 pounds, having just completed high school, divorced, and living with his mother as his only companion.

“Everybody comes to a point in their life when they want to quit. But it’s what you do at that moment taht determines who are you”, David Goggins.

Achievements
To now at 43-44, only person in history to go through 3 Hell Weeks in a year, 36th African American Navy SEAL in history, only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, “Top Honored Man” at Army Ranger School, world record for pull ups, ultra endurance cyclist, ultra endurance runner, triathlete, philanthropist, motivational speaker, best selling author, entrepreneur, multiple medals and acknowledgements like the “Americanism Award”.

At the supposedly toughest race in the world, Badwater, David is pictured with a third-place finisher. a summertime 135-mile marathon across Death Valley.
He has raised more than $2 million by jogging for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

He ran 101 miles in under 19 hours with just three days to spare and two months to meet the requirements for Badwater. weighing more than 230 pounds, without any training or prior expertise, and after a full-body workout (squats, deadlifts, power cleans, and bench press) the day before.

On January 19, 2013, in Brentwood, Tennessee, Goggins broke the world record for the most pull-ups done in 24 hours. He completed 4,030 pull-ups in 17 hours, and set a new world record. Record that he failed at it twice. Reaching 67000 pull-ups in total of training.

His foundation for life was a congenital hole in his heart, bullying and death threats for being black, physical and mental abuse by his father, a depressed mother, a step dad murdered, poverty, learning disability, ADHD, PTSD, social anxiety and a stutter.

“I’ve been guided by something much more powerful. The path of most resistance. Talent, not required”, David Goggins

No mentors, no coaches, no self help books.

“Suffering is the true test of life”, David Goggins

Just a couple of old movies that inspired him (Rocky and Platoon), some songs that he would chant in torturous situations (Going the Distance, Speed of Sound, Adagio in Strings) and a documentary of BUD/S (Class 224) that he saw on TV.

“I’m all about callusing the mind. Do something that sucks”, David Goggins

Below are some of his famous quotes.

“Everybody comes to a point in their life when they want to quit. But it’s what you do at that moment taht determines who are you”, David Goggins.

“I’ve been guided by something much more powerful. The path of most resistance. Talent, not required”, David Goggins

“I’ve been guided by something much more powerful. The path of most resistance. Talent, not required”, David Goggins

“Suffering is the true test of life”, David Goggins

“I’m all about callusing the mind. Do something that sucks”, David Goggins

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and the marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple road and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support the race organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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