A Survival Guide for Life: How to Achieve Your Goals, Thrive in Adversity, and Grow in Character

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Harper Collins, Jul 2, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages

From the world-famous survival expert,learn how to make everyday an unforgettable adventure

Life in the outdoors teaches us invaluable lessons. Encountering the wild forces us to plan and execute goals, face danger, push our "limits," and sharpen our instincts. But our most important adventures don't always happen in nature's extremes. Living a purpose-driven, meaningful life can often be an even greater challenge. . . .

In A Survival Guide for Life, Bear Grylls, globally renowned adventurer and television host, shares the hard-earned wisdom he's gained in the harshest environments on earth, from the summit of Mt. Everest to the boot camps of the British Special Forces:

  • What are the most important skills to learn if you really want to achieve your maximum potential?
  • How do you keep going when all the oddsare stacked against you?
  • How can you motivate a team to follow youin spite of apparent risks?

Filled with exclusive, never-before-told tales from Bear's globe-trekking expeditions, A Survival Guide for Life teaches every reader—no matter your age or experience—that we're all capable of living life more boldly, of achieving our most daring dreams, and of having more fun along the way. Here's to your own great adventure!


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User Review  - knightlight777 - LibraryThing

I always enjoyed the "Man v. Wild" series so looked forward to this book by Bear on how to tackle life's challenges that we all face. Bear has a lot to offer here and much of it as can be expected ... Read full review

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One of the best and inspirational books ever. As a former Bear Grylls fan, I watched every episode, and when i read this book, this made me realize the flaws in life that i need to accept and continue to go on. The references from your adventures and the wise words that your family has said to you were truly just heartwarming and it changed my view of life itself. I recommend anyone who wants to try this book out or wants to see Bear's secret's in enthusiasm, i highly recommend this! 


Have a dream
Dont listen to the dreamstealers
Just begin
Chase the goal not the money
Be the most enthusiastic person you know
To be brave you first must be afraid
Them that stick it out are them that win
You cant become a horseman until youve fallen off a horse
Pack light
Shedding the heavy unnecessary
Worry worries
Tents dont repair themselves
Paddle your own canoe
Dont assume
Dreams require sacrifice

That little bit extra
Never give
There is no education like adversity
Know yourself
Failure isnt failure
Commit to fail
Honour the journey not the destination

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About the author (2013)

Bear Grylls has become known around the world as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. His journey to this acclaim started in the UK, where his late father taught him to climb and sail. Trained from a young age in martial arts, Bear went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, serving with 21 SAS. It was here that he perfected many of the skills that his fans all over the world enjoy watching him pit against mother-nature.

His TV show Man Vs Wild and Born Survivor became one of the most watched programmes on the planet with an estimated audience of 1.2 billion. He also hosts the hit adventure show 'Running Wild' on NBC in America, as well as 'The Island with Bear Grylls' & 'Bear's Wild weekends' for Channel 4 in the UK.

He is currently the youngest ever Chief Scout to the UK Scout Association and is an honorary Lt-Colonel to the Royal Marines Commandos.

He has authored 14 books including the number one Bestseller: Mud, Sweat & Tears.

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