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“If you risk nothing you gain nothing”
Bear Grylls
“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…”
Bear Grylls
“Never depend on those luck moments – they are gifts – but instead always build your own back-up plan.”
Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat and Tears
“You can't become a decent horseman until you fall off and get up again, a good number of times.
There's life in a nutshell.”
Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat and Tears
“I learnt another valuable lesson that night: listen to the quiet voice inside. Intuition is the noise of the mind.”
Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat and Tears
“There is little faith involved in setting out on a journey where the destination is certain and every step in between has been mapped in detail. Bravery, trust, is about leaving camp in the dark, when we do not know the route ahead and cannot be certain we will ever return.”
Bear Grylls, A Survival Guide for Life
“Time and experience have taught me that fame and money very rarely go to the worthy, by the way - hence we shouldn't ever be too impressed by either of those impostors. Value folk for who they are, how they live and what they give - that's a much better benchmark.”
Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat and Tears
“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”
Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat, and Tears: The Autobiography
“I miss him still today: his long, whiskery eyebrows, his huge hands and hugs, his warmth, his prayers, his stories, but above all his shining example of how to live and how to die.”
Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat and Tears
“I mean, in the last few months alone, I've been pinned in a big set of white-water rapids, been bitten by an angry snake in a jungle, had a close escapewith a big mountain rockfall, narrowly avoided being eaten by a huge croc in the Australian swamps, and had to cut away from my main parachute and come down on my reserve, some five thousand feet above the Arctic plateau.
When did all this craziness become my world?
It's as if - almost accidentally - this madness had become my life. And don't get me wrong - I love it all.
The game, though, now, is to hang on to that life.
Every day is the most wonderful of blessings, and a gift that I never, ever take for granted.
Oh, and as for the scars, broken bones, aching limbs and sore back?
I consider them just gentle reminders that life is precious - and that maybe, just maybe, I am more fragile than I dare to admit.”
Bear Grylls
“Many people find it hard to understand what it is about a mountain that draws men and women to risk their lives on her freezing, icy faces - all for a chance at that single, solitary moment on the top. It can be hard to explain. But I also relate to the quote that says, Iif you have to ask, you will never understand.”
Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat and Tears
“Many great people over the centuries have depended on their faith- it is a sign of great strength to need Jesus in your life.”
Bear Grylls, To My Sons: Lessons for the Wild Adventure Called Life
“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.”
Bear Grylls, A Survival Guide for Life: How to Achieve Your Goals, Thrive in Adversity, and Grow in Character
“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.”
Bear Grylls
“To me, my Christian faith is all about being held, comforted, forgiven, strengthened, and loved--yet somehow that message gets lost on most of us, and we tend only to remember the religious nutters or the God of endless school assemblies. This is no one's fault, it is just life. Our job is to stay open and gentle, so we can hear the knocking on the door of our heart when it comes. The irony is that I never meet anyone who doesn't want to be loved or held or forgiven. Yet I meet a lot of folk who hate religion. And I so sympathize. But so did Jesus. In fact, He didn't just sympathize, He went much further. It seems more like this Jesus came to destroy religion and to bring life.”
Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat and Tears
“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.”
Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat and Tears
“A friend once asked me what qualities were needed for SAS. I would say to be self-motivated and resilient; to be calm, yet have the ability to smile when it is grim; to be unflappable, be able to react fast and to have an ‘improvise, adapt and overcome’ mentality.”
Bear Grylls
“Dreams, though, are cheap, and the real task comes when you start putting in place the steps needed to make those dreams a reality.”
Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat and Tears
“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.”
Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat and Tears
“Above all, I feel a quiet pride that for the rest of my days I can look at myself in the mirror and know that once upon a time I was good enough. Good enough to call myself a member of the SAS. Some things don’t have a price tag.”
Bear Grylls
“I love the quote she once gave me: “When supply seems to have dried up, look around you quickly for something to give away.” It is a law of the universe: to get good things you must first give away good things. (And of course this applies to love and friendship, as well.)”
Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat, and Tears: The Autobiography
“Sometimes an ember is all we need.”
Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat and Tears
“Our achievements are generally limited only by the beliefs we impose on ourselves.”
Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat and Tears
“But I also knew if I could somehow replace my doubt with hope, my fear with courage, and my self-pity with a sense of pride, then I just might be able to do this.”
Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat and Tears
“So, before we go too much further, now is a good chance to acknowledge that maybe, just maybe, we are all a little guilty of sometimes living someone else’s aspirations for us instead of our own. And this is a great time to say ‘No more!’ to living out of fear and other people’s expectations.”
Bear Grylls, A Survival Guide for Life: How to Achieve Your Goals, Thrive in Adversity, and Grow in Character
“And if you give your heart to a goal, it will repay you. It's the law of the universe.”
Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat and Tears
“Any blisters on your shoulder blades would weep painfully, as the weight of the pack went back on. Then somehow your mind would shut out the pain, for a while. Until, by the end of the march, your shoulders would start to wilt and cramp up as if they were on fire.”
Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat and Tears
“But the winners are those who know that when things get really hard and others start to fall away, that is the time to dig deep and give that little bit extra.”
Bear Grylls, A Survival Guide for Life
“If you want it bad enough, you’ll pass.”
Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat and Tears
“Aim to live a wild, generous, full, exciting life—blessing those around you and seeing the good in all.”
Bear Grylls, To My Sons

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