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DTHT Episode 23 - Takeaways From "Can't Hurt Me" By David Goggins

by Jason Archer | Do The Hard Thing Podcast

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Podcast Opening:

Welcome to Do The Hard Thing Episode 23. I am Jason Archer… creator, freedom seeker, leader of self | full time student and part time teacher of self mastery, and today is all about Can’t Hurt Me.

The goal, as always, is to dive deeper into how we humans can more effectively move toward the outcomes we want. Usually, this means getting uncomfortable and doing hard things. So, turn up the volume, put down the distractions and let’s kick this off…

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Summary Description:

If you’ve ever started down a path to create something meaningful in your life, and for whatever reason found yourself not moving toward the outcome you claim to want… like there’s a part of you that simply refuses to move, Then this podcast is for you. Do The Hard Thing is an exploration in human movement.




“It’s so easy to be great nowadays, because everyone else is weak. If you have ANY mental toughness, if you have any fraction of self-discipline; The ability to not want to do it, but still do it; If you can get through to doing things that you hate to do: on the other side is GREATNESS.”

― David Goggins



★ Circumstances Do Not Define You.

  • This book is an emotional read!
  • We all start from zero.
  • So own what makes you.

★ Who Do You See In The Mirror?

  • You can never lie to you.
  • Most people live in a constant state of mediocrity.
  • Who could you be on God’s list?

★ What Will You Do When The Pain Comes?

  • Is quitting an option? BE HONEST.
  • Tapping into the power of the mind… 40% Rule.
  • Who will you be on the other side of the suffering?



Remember: Life is suffering… The Buddha said, “All I teach is suffering and the end of suffering.”


The question today is this: Where in your life do you lack a commitment and will to save yourself? To be your own fucking hero… Remember, no one is coming to save you and no one can do the work for you. Take a look at your work, fitness, relationships… where do you see an opportunity to be more gritty?

Once you have your answer, you must honor the work and practice the change you want to make… otherwise, what is the point?

Apply the concept: Go a little harder and a little further in anything today.

Make the hard things just a little harder… this will harden your mind or body against the disease of average. Be sure to comment on an area in your day where you did this.


Podcast Closing:

That’s it for today! Thank you for listening, and if you found value in this message be sure to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes, Google Play, Castbox, or Stitcher | Share this with those you want to invest in on social | And I’ll see you back here in the next episode | Until then, this is Jason signing off | Now go… and DO THE HARD THING.

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