# The Hardest Man Alive:... ![rw-book-cover](https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1636417170874810382/TQ-rrjyH.jpg) ## Metadata - Author: [[@singhcredible on Twitter]] - Full Title: The Hardest Man Alive:... - Category: #tweets - URL: https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635211289968641 ## Highlights - The hardest man alive: David Goggins. I just re-read both of his books, Can’t Hurt Me and Never Finished. Here’re 20 lessons you can use to become the ultimate badass: ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fv2M8YJWYAAKshM.png) ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635211289968641)) - Before we get to the lessons, Goggins resume: • Navy SEAL • 3 Hell weeks • Millions of books sold • 20-year military veteran • 100 million+ YouTube views • 60+ ultramarathons (multiple wins) • 4030 pull-ups in 24 hours (former WR) That’s badass. Onto the key insights: ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635214360092673)) - 🔷 Step Outside Your Comfort Zone Consistent discomfort will strengthen your mind. Write down what you: • Fear doing • Avoid doing • And hate doing Now go do them. Start with one. Small challenges prepare you for the big. ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635216406933504)) - 🔷  Aim for Greatness We put people up on a pedestal, but everyone is mortal, just like you. Anyone can achieve greatness. Don’t limit your horizon. We all have the glimmer of greatness, but you have to put in the work to discover it. ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635218751635457)) - 🔷 Become a Self-Leader Make an oath to yourself that: • Challenges you • Defines your standard • You live by every single day Then lead by example. Work in silence. Follow a plan. Prepare for everything. Live for something bigger than yourself. ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635220974608385)) - 🔷 Visualize Your Goals One of the most powerful ways to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals is to visualize them first. • Think of the challenges • Solve your biggest struggles • Picture how it’ll feel when you win Prepare with your mind, then make it a reality. ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635222983581696)) - 🔷 Take Inventory of Your Excuses Write down your: • Bullshit • Bad hand • Heartache When you write how you think, you can fix how you think. ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635225437360128)) - 🔷 Build Your Foxhole Your foxhole is your inner circle. Some people will hold you back to feel better about themselves. Your desire for growth threatens them. You have to cut them out. And that may mean going it alone. Only let those in who support your mission for growth. ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635228205531136)) - 🔷 Look in the Accountability Mirror Write down your: • Insecurities • Dreams • Goals And stick them to a mirror. Remind yourself of the person you want to be. ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635230210387968)) - 🔷 Process Your Pain You may have experienced tragedy: • Loss • Injury • Abuse You didn’t deserve it. But if you keep asking ‘why me’, you’ll never get over it. You’re still here. You’re a survivor. Move forward by letting go of what's holding you back. Choose to fight. ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635232198557697)) - 🔷 The One-Second Decision It’s easy to set goals when you’re comfortable. But when you’re in pain, your focus narrows. You forget the aim. Instead, take a breath and flash to your future - remind yourself that suffering is temporary. Better pain now than regret later. ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635234522132480)) - 🔷 Record Your Inner Dialogue Don't hide from the: • Hate • Doubt • Negativity In your mind. When you embrace the dark side of your thoughts, you gain power over them. Transform your trauma into energy. ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635237336600576)) - 🔷 Take Their Soul In moments of struggle and pain, picture your opponent (real or imagined). Then prove them wrong. Use their negativity as fuel to do better and work harder. Choose excellence. Like Goggins said: Take their soul. ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635239467212800)) - 🔷 Remove the Governor Most limitations are a lie. When you’ve given your maximum effort, when your mind screams to quit - do a little bit more. Increase your baseline. Soon, what you had thought impossible will be the norm. "Take command of your inner dialogue." ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635241526620160)) - 🔷 Dip Into the Cookie Jar Take note of: • Wins • Achievements • Accomplishments Big and small. Each is a cookie in your jar. When struggles come, reach in and grab one. "Remember what a badass you are so you can use that energy to succeed." ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635243497914368)) - 🔷 Schedule It 3-week challenge: Week 1: Take notes. • When do you work? • When do you exercise? • When do you doomscroll? Be detailed. Week 2: Build the optimal schedule. • 30+ min. blocks • Focus on 1 thing at a time • Avoid excess open-ended time Week 3+: Execute ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635246186569729)) - 🔷 Train Your Humility What you want isn’t just handed to you. Feeling like you deserve more will hijack your life. You must kill the entitlement mentality. Humility is the answer. Appreciate what you have and stay hungry for more. Attitude and action determine your future. ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635248325677056)) - 🔷 Be Uncommon Amongst the Uncommon You have to sustain greatness. Surround yourself with people at the top of their game. How will you stand out? "Continue to put obstacles in front of yourself because that's where you'll find the friction to grow even stronger." ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635250561232896)) - 🔷 Break Free From the Prisoner's Mind You’ve built emotional walls to protect yourself. But these barriers become bars - we’re prisoners of our minds. Remember, you hold the keys. Use anger (in a controlled way) to break free from your circumstances. ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635252603797504)) - 🔷 Learn From Failure Write down your After Action Reports (AARs): • What went well? • How did you handle failure? • What can you fix? Be brutally honest. Study the AAR. "This is all a mind game." ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635254831030272)) - 🔷 Find Peace When you're beaten down, unable to give any more, you find peace. You can see your life with clarity. A profound sense of gratitude rises by letting go of all your negativity. "Pain unlocks a secret doorway that leads to peak performance and beautiful silence." ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635256743632898)) - 🔷 Imagine 'What If?' What you tell yourself matters. You have 1 conversation in life with yourself. Often it's filled with self-doubt and fear. You can neutralize that voice by asking 'what if?' What if you could run 100 miles? What if you could…? ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/singhcredible/status/1656635258731655169)) - That’s it! Thanks for reading my thread. If you enjoyed this, 2 requests: 1. Follow me @singhcredible to become a great runner & athlete. 2. Share this thread so others can read it. And remember to stay hard! 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