David Goggins

David Goggins

David Goggins is is an American ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete, public speaker, and author. He is a retired United States Navy SEAL and former United States Air Force Tactical Air Control Party member who served in the Iraq War. His first memoir, Can't Hurt Me, was released in 2019 and a sequel Never Finished in 2022.

Books Mentioned in JRE #1906 - David Goggins:

Joe Rogan David Goggins - Embracing Adversity and Pushing Limits

In a captivating dialogue on The Joe Rogan Experience, Joe Rogan engaged with David Goggins, a man synonymous with grit, determination, and unparalleled mental fortitude. Their conversation centered on Goggins’s approach to life’s challenges, particularly his physical adversities, and how he turned them into stepping stones for greatness.

Busting Myths: Goggins's Knees and Running

A common misconception surrounds Goggins: that his extensive running led to his knee issues. However, Goggins clarifies that this couldn’t be further from the truth. He wasn’t granted the luxury of optimal health from birth. Instead, he faced a plethora of health challenges, including sickle cell and body alignment issues. Yet, these challenges never deterred him; they only fueled his drive.

A Journey of Mental Fortitude

For Goggins, physical pain was just one part of the equation. Overcoming it required a robust mental framework. By pushing his body to its limits, despite the searing pain in his knees and other health challenges, he forged a mental resilience that few possess. This resilience transformed pain into a “new norm” for him. It wasn’t about ignoring the pain but about acknowledging it, accepting it, and then pushing forward without self-pity.


David Goggins’s story is a testament to the indomitable human spirit. His conversation with Joe Rogan sheds light on the incredible power of perseverance, resilience, and an unwavering mindset. In a world where challenges can often feel insurmountable, Goggins’s philosophy serves as a beacon, reminding us of the boundless potential within each of us.