“People Want to See You Fail” Retired US Navy SEAL Drops Truth Bombs as He Unfurls His Way to Overcome Mental

Published 12/28/2023, 4:27 AM EST

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In the world of toughness and perseverance, former US Navy SEAL David Goggins stands out as a true inspiration. From military training to becoming a fitness icon, Goggins shares a powerful message about overcoming mental exhaustion and pushing beyond the limits.

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Recently, he shared a clip from his induction to the International Sports Hall of Fame, on his Instagram account. In this reel video, Goggins emphasizes the importance of not giving in to feelings of mental toll or self-doubt. He encourages others to recognize that those tough moments, whether due to injuries or mental issues, are opportunities to make progress in life. In his words, “Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done.”

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Goggins in his induction, introduced a unique concept called the “40% rule,” suggesting that when your mind decides not to quit, the body can adapt to any challenge. He recalled a personal experience where pushing through mental boundaries led him to run an incredible 101 miles in just 19 hours and six minutes. This moment transformed his life completely.

 

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In his post caption, he added, “All those days you don’t want to do something, all those days where injury plagues your mind, and all those days when fatigue is keeping you in bed, you, my friend, are making a motherf*ck*r happy by giving in to those feelings.” The fitness icon recognizes moments when we think we have hit our limits. He encourages us to dig deeper and discover untapped reserves within ourselves.

Goggins uses the metaphor of mountain climbing to explain his point “For those people who want to see you fail, what they don’t understand is this…”, is that as you go higher, the air becomes thinner. This thinning air requires energy conservation and a focus on the climb, discouraging unnecessary chatter. Despite the hurdles, he emphasizes the resilience that emerges from pushing through hard times.

Greg Doucette showed his concern over Goggins’s health issue

His video caught the attention of IFBB Pro coach Greg Doucette, and he openly discussed his situation. Doucette posted a video on his Instagram account, that showed Goggins pressing his feet with his fingers, revealing swelling. Goggins didn’t seem concerned at all.

However, Doucette expressed concern, advising medical attention for edema (swelling from excess fluid). Edema can signal underlying health issues and should not be taken lightly. Despite Goggins’s preaching to stay tough, his situation emphasizes the importance of prioritizing health.

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Goggins advises people to push their boundaries, and he has done it several times. Even sidelines his health issues to stay true to his routine. Do you think going to an extreme is the solution for everything?

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Arpita Shrivastava

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Hi, I'm Arpita Shrivastava, a fitness and bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. When I started college, my fascination shifted to combat sports and I began training for Judo. I did it for two years until an injury compelled me to step away from the mat.
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