David Goggins is an ultra-marathon runner, an ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete, public speaker, and author. However, he is best known as a motivational speaker.

Furthermore, he is a former US Navy Seal and served as a US Air Force Tactical Air Control Party member in the Iraq War. His memoir “Can’t Hurt Me” was released in 2018.

Background of David Goggins

Goggins’s life is a motivation in itself since he does so much training in a day. If compared to us, we probably do as much as him in a month.

On February 17, 1975, he was born in Buffalo, New York, and grew up in Brazil, Indiana. At the age of 8, his parents got separated due to domestic violence.

His dad’s name is Trunnis Goggins. David played basketball and football at Northview High school during his early days.

Although he wasn’t the best among the group, just a hard worker and consistent performer who never gave up, his ethnicity is African- American. 

Is David Goggins Married?

Yes, the 46 years old cyclist is in a happy marital relationship. David is married to Aleeza Goggins in 2010 in a private ceremony. His spouse is a nurse by profession.

The couple cares about each other and has been close to each other. In an interview she said ”David hates running” She added 

”even though he hates what he does he cannot be stopped whatever he doing. David is motivational and does all the activities to raise money and awareness.” 

Since David is not the one who likes to share his personal life on social media.

Professional Life as Ultra Marathon 

Goggins entered the one-day san Diego ultramarathon, held at Hospitality Point in San Diego, and ran 19 hours for 100 miles despite running a marathon for the first time in 2005.

David running during marathon event.
David running during the marathon event.
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 In 2006 he finished 5th in ultramarathon at a world-class event in 2006 Badwater-135, participated in numerous long-distance events, and competed in events such as the Las Vegas Marathon and the Badwater-135 Ultramarathon, where he finished highly.

At the end of 2006, he came second in the Ultraman World Championships Triathlon held in Hawaii. For the total of three-day cycling race for 320-mile, he cycled 261 miles in just two days on a bicycle that he rented.

Lessons to learn from Goggins Life

Everyone can learn a great deal from his life. Some of the basic principles to succeed in life, according to Goggins, are below:

1. Purpose Trumps Motivation

David Goggins doesn’t believe in motivation. One of the first things he tells us is “motivation is crap” in his aptly named autobiography, Can’t hurt me. 

David receiving recognition during his time as Navy
                      David received recognition during his time as Navy

2. Deconstruct Things

He shares his experience from the Navy, which he does not want to forget. His logic is to empty the trainees physically and mentally and then see how they react to it independently.

Goggins believes in one challenge at a time. If done so, one would eventually be successful at some point.

David was an Us navy seal.
David was an Us navy seal.
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There’s no obstacle that can’t be solved if it is done one step at a time. 100-mile marathons are completed if every step is taken one at a time.

3. The 40% Rule

Goggins participated in one day race despite his injury alongside Itzler. He was surprised watching him and invited them to live with him for a month since he wanted to learn more about David’s dedication to how he had finished a race despite not being a bit. Gobbins asked  Itzler to do a hundred pull-ups. He did eight on his first set, then six, and then fewer still.

His arms were aching, but Ex-Navy wouldn’t let him stop. Later Itzler understood what Goggins was trying to make him realize. He said:

when your mind is telling you you’re done, you’re really only 40 percent done“.

Research proved, the 40% rule of Goggins had a point. We, humans, are physically more capable than we perceive ourselves to be.

We possess a reserve tank within ourselves that we never really tap on. Whenever David felt down, he asked himself the question, that helps him get through when his body and mind are broken and begging for him to stop.

4. Use Your Cookie Jar

Goggins has a weapon, a cookie jar that he reaches into for the occasional treat. Instead, it contains every setback he had overcome, which reminds him that he’s been through this pain before and survived, which ultimately makes him face the obstacle easily.

5. Be Willing To Suffer

Goggins hates running. He hates it with a passion. Growing up, he has always been on the bigger side. He loved powerlifting and had the physique to show for it, and he believes in achieving greatness.

One needs to be willing to suffer till it breaks the person physically and mentally.

6. Physical Limitation

He lived with an undetected congenital heart defect, which essentially left him with a hole in his heart.

He always wanted to push the limit physically and mentally apart from having complications.

Net Worth Of David Goggins

David has a net worth of an estimated $3,00,000. The motivational speaker earns $107,173 annually. He earned $60,000 annually from the US navy seal. He has 4 years to retire and will start receiving his pension for his utmost contribution to the US government. 

Apart from his earnings, he has 1.9 million followers on Instagram and 307.6k followers on Twitter. Apart from that, he also has many videos on Youtube regarding his life and motivation.

Some of his video titles are Take time to train your mind, Break mental Barrier, Can’t hurt me, Get your head straight, cure the Laziness, and many more.

Body Measurement

Previously Goggins was a bulky guy weighing 240 lb, but he dropped his weight around 190 lb when he joined the US navy. The runner stands at the height of 6ft 2 inches tall.

Goggins posing in his muscular body
           Goggins posing in his muscular body
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Goggins is a muscular guy who is considered to be the toughest in the world. He is a bald man with brown eyes.

Ex-Navy has the perfect physique, which inspires many of his fans.

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