I have only one way to introduce this man…. he is wild! He is also kind, curious, courageous and brave and I absolutely love him!
Bear Grylls is an old school explorer and adventurer. He became the youngest Brit (yes, he is from my home land) to climb Mount Everest and this guy has never looked back.
Author, Climate Change Activist and Charity Campaigner, this is a man on fire! He is one of my heros!
So, let´s hear from the man himself on growing wilder….
1. The difference between ordinary and extra-ordinary is so often just simply that little word – extra. And for me, I had always grown up with the belief that if someone succeeds it is because they are brilliant or talented or just better than me… and the more of these words I heard the smaller I always felt! But the truth is often very different… and for me to learn that ordinary me can achieve something extra-ordinary by giving that little bit extra, when everyone else gives up, meant the world to me and I really clung to it…
2. Survival requires us to leave our prejudices at home. It’s about doing whatever it takes – and ultimately those with the biggest heart will win.
3. To me, adventure has always been to me the connections and bounds you create with people when you’re there. And you can have that anywhere.
4. Survival can be summed up in three words – never give up. That’s the heart of it really. Just keep trying.
5. A man’s pride can be his downfall, and he needs to learn when to turn to others for support and guidance.
6. The lesson is, the rewards in life don’t always go to the biggest, or the bravest, or the smartest. The rewards go to the dogged; and when your going though hell, to the person who just keeps going.
7. When you find yourself thinking about someone or something in the same old negative way, just stop yourself. Think. Check. Change. Refresh. Job done. Smile. Move on. Do this enough times and you will change. For the better; for the stronger.
8. Why is it that the finish line always tends to appear just after the point at which we most want to give up? Is it the universe’s way of reserving the best for those who can give the most? What I do know, from nature, is that the dawn only appears after the darkest hour.
9. Are you the sort of person who can turn around when you have nothing left, and find that little bit extra inside you to keep going, or do you sag and wilt with exhaustion? It is a mental game, and it is hard to tell how people will react until they are squeezed.
10. All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.
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