Most of us have a pretty damn good life, but not all of us. Some of us have “average” lives, with a spouse, 2.2 kids, a house, a dog. Some of us have all we could ever want; a giant house, all the money we need, “everything”. Some of us have shitty lives; not much food, a bad family environment, barely enough money.
In Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds, David Goggins details his journey from an absolutely awful childhood to great success later in life.
I’m only a few chapters into the book, and I’m blown away by the stories Goggins tells about his early life growing up in Buffalo, NY. He was one of us who had a shitty life in the beginning. Really shitty.
I’m listening to his book on Audible.com and highly recommend this medium, as Goggins has a podcast-like discussion with his ghostwriter, Adam Skolnick, after each chapter, discussing the stories more in depth. It’s a great bonus that helps the reader get even deeper into the story.