Bear Grylls – A Survival Guide For Life – The Review

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Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair & Bear Grylls.

The 21st Century Tarzan. The man who seems to be able to eat creatures unthinkable and traverse  geographical locations unimaginable. A prime-time television adventure star that has one of the most watched series on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers in over 200 countries, and the youngest-ever Chief Scout to the Scouting Association, acting as the figurehead to 28 million Scouts around the globe.

This is Bear Grylls.

His latest book A Survival Guide For Life – from the very first page – hits you right between the eyes. This is a book written by a man who lives life to the full. And quoting from my favourite book, he pre-empts his wisdom that is unveiled page after page with the verse – ‘I have come that they might have life, and have it to the full.’ – John 10:10.

I was seriously going to review this book – but after reading chapter 1 I have decided to share that chapter with you simply because it is so good – and then you will need to go buy the book to read the remaining 74.

So here we go…hang on to your seat…

1. Have A Dream

This isn’t a get-rich-quick book – this is an insider’s guide on how to follow your heart, and live an empowered, effective, fun-filled life. And in a contest between the two, there is only ever one real winner.

The place to start this life journey is with finding your dream.

Dreams are powerful. They are among those precious few intangibles that have inspired men and women to get up, go to hell and back, and change the world.

And I’m not talking about the sort of fantasy dreams that can’t physically happen – I am talking about the sort of dream that will inspire you, one that you are really prepared to sweat for, in order to make it become your reality.

This quote from T.E. Lawrence means a lot to me:

‘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.’

Our job is to be the dangerous type. The one who dreams by day and acts to make those dreams come alive and actually happen.

So take some time to get this right. Go for a walk. Think big. Think about what really makes you smile.

Ask yourself what you would do if you didn’t need the money. Ask yourself what really excites you. Ask what would inspire you to keep going long after most people would quit.

Find those answers and therein lies your dream. We all have our own personal Everest, and if we follow its calling, that is when life truly becomes an adventure.

Now, obviously your dream needs to be realistic and achievable, so use your common sense and exercise good judgment – but don’t confuse realism with pessimism! Think big, make sure it is physically possible, and as long as the key ingredients to achieving it are vision and hard work, then go for it.

Write it down. Pin it on your wall – somewhere you will see it every day.

Words and pictures have power.

Got it?

OK, we have begun…

Order your copy of A Survival Guide For Life today!

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