Updated: Jun 8
Hello everyone! In today's issue of this book club newsletter, I am happy to share my notes on Never Finished by David Goggins.
“I am still haunted, but I have traded my demons for evil angels. I am hunted by my future goals and not my past failures. I am haunted by want I may still become.”
- David Goggins
⭐️ BOOK REVIEW
Rating: 4.5/5 ⭐️ (Great) Topic: Non-fiction - Biography.
Main Ideas - Great.
Examples & Stories - Great.
Engagement - High.
💭 PERSONAL REFLECTION
This is David Goggins's second book, and it did not disappoint.
Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins is one of the most impactful books I have ever listened to–a truly life-changing book.
During my darkest moments, that book brought me light.
For many years of people telling me to focus on my studies, they forgot to mention the "making money" part.
I guess I had to figure that one out on my own.
For the first time in my life, I realized that someone had it one hundred times worst.
Listening to that book made me feel understood, inspired and blessed at the same time.
For the first time in my life, someone was extremely transparent about failure, pain, and regret.
If you think you had it bad, this guy had it impossible.
David Goggins not only managed to turn his nightmare into his biggest motivation, but he far exceeded all expectations and predictions.
He became the living definition of mental endurance.
This is nothing short of exceptional.
His commitment to his high standards has made him take a non-negotiable decision to schedule pain into his life.
To exchange his traumatic past for a second chance in life.
That is what resilience is all about.
One thing is to overcome obstacles in the way.
It's an entirely different thing to overcome the devil himself–his father.
An honest story of rising from the deep levels of hell into the highest honours in the military.
This second book felt just as engaging full of encouraging words and practical advice.
After the success of Can't Hurt Me, David Goggins realized it was time to go back to where it all started...
The mental lab.
After experiencing victory and success, he knew better than to not let those things make him "soft."
After all, it is a never-ending process to become the best version of yourself.
This audiobook is composed of three elements:
The Chapters: The chapters are well-written and just as engaging as the first book.
The Evolutions: These are new additions to the book and act as personal challenges for you to work on.
The Podcasts: They are conversions with the author that add context and extra golden nuggets to the book.
Overall, this is a great book to listen to and grab inspiration from.
But if you could only pick one book to read from him.
It would be Can't Hurt Me. That's a must-read.
My absolute favourite quote from the book is the following:
“I stopped caring about how my body looked. I realized you don’t need six-pack abs when your mind is steel-plated.”
Hope this helps. Until next week!
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