#29: Becoming Uncommon Among the Uncommon. Lessons From “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins (Part 5)

#29: Becoming Uncommon Among the Uncommon. Lessons From “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins (Part 5)

In the final part of my notes based on David Goggins’s autobiography Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds we’ll talk about becoming uncommon among the uncommon. For David, the only life worth living is life in which you aim to reach your full potential. He not only wants to become the…

#28: How to Overcome Your Weak Mind. Lessons From “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins (Part 4)

#28: How to Overcome Your Weak Mind. Lessons From “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins (Part 4)

In the fourth part of my notes based on David Goggins’s autobiography Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds we’ll talk about overcoming the weak mind. It’s that inner bitch voice that tells you to stop, to be comfortable, to stay away from anything hard or painful. If you heed its advice,…

#27: How to Develop Personal Accountability. Lessons From “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins (Part 3)

#27: How to Develop Personal Accountability. Lessons From “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins (Part 3)

In the third part of my notes based on David Goggins’s autobiography Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds I’ll focus on an important but often overlooked topic: personal accountability. People like to talk about setting new habits, building more self-discipline, and becoming tougher. But they often forget that all these stem…

#26: Suffering as a Tool for Growth. Lessons From “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins (Part 2)

#26: Suffering as a Tool for Growth. Lessons From “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins (Part 2)

In the second part of my notes based on David Goggins’s autobiography Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds I’ll talk about using suffering as a tool for growth. Suffering is the key factor that has transformed David from an obese, unhappy man into a tough and accomplished example of personal excellence….

#25: Mental Shifts to Master Your Mind. Lessons From “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins (Part 1)

#25: Mental Shifts to Master Your Mind. Lessons From “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins (Part 1)

If you’re reading this, David Goggins probably needs no introduction. But in case he does, David is the most renowned icon of mental toughness. He’s an ex-Navy SEAL and an ultramarathon runner known for competing in and winning some of the hardest races in the world. His story of transformation from an obese pest exterminator…

#23: From an Easy, Empty Life to a Meaningful, Hard One. Lessons From “Ultra” by Michele Graglia (Part 1)

#23: From an Easy, Empty Life to a Meaningful, Hard One. Lessons From “Ultra” by Michele Graglia (Part 1)

I first heard about Michele Graglia when I learned that he beat David Goggins in one of the most grueling ultra-running competitions in the world, Moab 240, in 2020. It’s 238 miles (383 km) through a desert, two mountain ranges, slick rock, canyons, and other challenging terrain. I was curious to learn more about him…

#22: How to Be Obsessed and Keep Hammering. Notes from “Endure” by Cameron Hanes (Part 2)

#22: How to Be Obsessed and Keep Hammering. Notes from “Endure” by Cameron Hanes (Part 2)

If there’s one main theme of Cameron Hanes’s memoir Endure: How to Work Hard, Outlast, and Keep Hammering, it’s obsession. He’s obsessed about becoming the best bowhunter. Everything else in his life is devoted to that goal. How do you become obsessed? Should you even be obsessed? How do you stay consistent and keep hammering…

#21: How to Do Hard Things and Consistently Get Better. Notes from “Endure” by Cameron Hanes (Part 1)

#21: How to Do Hard Things and Consistently Get Better. Notes from “Endure” by Cameron Hanes (Part 1)

In his memoir Endure: How to Work Hard, Outlast, and Keep Hammering bowhunter Cameron Hanes shares his secrets to a strong work ethic, enduring hard stuff, and consistently getting better. David Goggins, Cameron’s friend, describes Cameron in the following way: My entire life I was obsessed with finding the hardest men that walked this planet…

#20: Developing Grit and Becoming Relentless. Lessons From Dean Karnazes’s Memoir “A Runner’s High” (Part 3)

#20: Developing Grit and Becoming Relentless. Lessons From Dean Karnazes’s Memoir “A Runner’s High” (Part 3)

In the final part of my notes from ultra-runner Dean Karnazes’s memoir A Runner’s High: My Life in Motion we’ll talk about developing grit and becoming relentless. Achieving hard things in life often doesn’t require any special skills other than perseverance. Those who keep going for however long it takes are the ones who win…