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

Bear Grylls
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2 July 2013

Life in the wild teaches us invaluable lessons. Extreme situations force us to seize opportunities, face up to dangers and rely on our instincts. But living a purpose-driven, impactful life can be an even greater challenge...

In A Survival Guide for Life, Bear Grylls shares the hard-earned lessons he's learned from some of the harshest environments on earth.

How do you keep going when all the odds are stacked against you?

How can you inspire a team to follow you in spite of obvious danger?

What are the most important skills to learn if you really want to achieve your maximum potential?

Bear's instantly inspiring tales from his adventures in all four corners of the globe include his personal life lessons you will never forget. We're all capable of living life more boldly and of having more fun along the way. Here's to your own great adventure!

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • Hardcover: 285 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Company (2 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062271954
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062271952
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 8.5 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 336,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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How to make every day an adventure --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Life in the wild teaches us invaluable lessons. Extreme situations force us to seize opportunities, face up to dangers and rely on our instincts. But living a purpose-driven, impactful life can be an even greater challenge...

In A Survival Guide for Life, Bear Grylls shares the hard-earned lessons he's learned from some of the harshest environments on earth.

How do you keep going when all the odds are stacked against you?

How can you inspire a team to follow you in spite of obvious danger?

What are the most important skills to learn if you really want to achieve your maximum potential?

Bear's instantly inspiring tales from his adventures in all four corners of the globe include his personal life lessons you will never forget. We're all capable of living life more boldly and of having more fun along the way. Here's to your own great adventure!

--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring & Inspirational 30 Oct 2012
By D. Elliott TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This latest book `A Survival Guide for Life' by Bear Grylls is a 5-star publication - beautifully bound with a marker ribbon and with a variety of fonts and almost bullet-point bold print presentation that is simple and straightforward to read. In addition to books the author is probably best known for his world-wide television swashbuckling adventure and survival programmes. At age 23 years in 1998 he became the youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest, and I was impressed by his subsequent book `Facing Up'. As a Boy Scout one of my grandsons is equally impressed by Bear's contributions as Chief Scout and his promotion of guidance on how to stay alive in the wild and sustain oneself in hostile situations. On the basis of its title `A Survival Guide for Life' seemed to be a perfect Christmas present for my grandson (coming up 11 years old), and certainly it is inspiring and inspirational - but it is not what I expected - it does urge venturing outdoors, adoption of practical skills and tackling mountains, and Bears refers to Scouting and to SAS/Commando experiences, but `A Survival Guide for Life' is more about firing readers with enthusiasm as a form of treatise on life challenges and motivation.

Topics covered include commitment, courage, perseverance, tenacity, working hard, overcoming hurdles, kindness and caring with emphasis on fun and laughing at oneself. In the first chapter Bears encourages readers to think big and find their dream - their own personal Everest. He goes on to warn of `dream-stealers' and to beware of obstacles - but to make the first step, be passionate and positive, and to follow goals wholeheartedly.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 12 Dec 2012
By AM VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
What a great book. I have such a short attention span unless I'm really interested in something so this book ticked two boxes for me: 1. Each chapter is ridiculously short and 2. I found it all interesting.

It's presented in hardback format with an extremely useful bright orange ribbon bookmark.

Bear comes across as a really genuine guy and has snippets from his life experience (despite being only a few years older than myself). He's achieved a lot and stayed true to his morals and ethics.

This isn't a full on self-help book but in that genre of books is one of the best - if not the best - that I've read.

It's short, to the point and snappy. None of this elongated 10/12 page chapter nonsense for the sake of it. It reaffirms.

I knew Bear was religious and he goes down the religious line a bit in this book with "put your faith in Jesus", etc. This disturbed me initially as I'm not religious but then I got to thinking that faith is that inner belief that things will be ok and this creates confidence and so if this is what I need then maybe I need some faith in some form or another. Basically, each to their own so I didn't mind it and can see how he draws strength from this.

All in all, very good book. Easy read. Get the most from it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
Wow. I have always enjoyed Bear's adventure programmes on TV, largely due to his unrelentingly positive attitude towards life, and have found him genuinely inspirational. To be so mentally strong, attract success in many different facets of life, and yet be so humble is incredibly rare.

To now be able to immerse myself in his pearls of wisdom has been a privilege, and like other reviewers, I only wish I had had access to this book many years ago, as I would now be a better person because of it.

Whether you have a cursory interest or a deeply held commitment to self-improvement, this book will benefit you and help you grow - I can feel the benefits myself already after 2 reads!

Intelligently written and directly delivered, this book is first class.

Get ready to build as a person, and enjoy the ride!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bear Grylls - A Survival Guide for Life 28 Nov 2012
By Mads
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A brilliant motivational book, the mottos of which you can adapt to sport or any aspect of life where you need reinspiring. Most chapters only a couple of pages, so very easybto pick up and put down.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent guide 30 Nov 2012
By PeteC68
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A very well written guide from somebody who knows a thing or two about getting on in life. Regardless of what your ambitions or goals are you will find this very insightful and uncomplicated. I am not personally a fan of self-help books, and it would be unhelpful to describe this as one, but if it's guidance, direction or even just motivation you are looking for then this is a great, common sense companion written with zeal and compassion.
The bite-sized chapters are perfect for reading at your leisure, and are well-thought out making it a great reference book to go back to whenever you need inspiration. Good work Bear!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome 29 Nov 2012
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What an awesome book (take a bow Mr Bear Grylls)no nonsense straight to the point,i have read through it twice so far and it will be a great reference book for future when you need to give yourself a kick up the arse.Well worth the money people.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A guide to help U cope life 22 Nov 2012
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This is not another survival guide but a guide with 75 quotes and motivational stories to achieve Your goals in life told and sometimes experienced by Bear Grylls. The ultimate message is to never quit and keep going.
A phycological boost to everyone who needs motivation in any situation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome read loved it
Really enjoyed this book, easy read, really inspired with it. Couldn't put it down.
A true guide to the way we all should look at life
Published 10 days ago by kingly
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Everything as it was described. Loved the book, arrived as it was described. Thank you for the item. :) :)
Published 10 days ago by nagyob
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought it as a present
Apparently it's an amazing book and it has helped my friend in many ways to see his life in a different perspective and he even recommends the book to me. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Ahoura Houshangi
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
In this book, Bear Grylls talks about how to follow your dreams and has some amazing advice and quotes. It is a must have book!
Published 27 days ago by Terri Nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars A Survival Guide for Life by Bear Grylls
An excellent read.
Very inspirational and uplifting.
I would recommend to anyone who needs a little help to get out of a slump.
Published 1 month ago by K
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational
I liked this book so much I bought copies to my daughters. I could do without the religious bits but they are minimal. The quotes and examples are inspirational. Read more
Published 1 month ago by hoppert
5.0 out of 5 stars Motivating!
A Survival Guide for Life
How to achieve your goals, thrive in adversity and grow in character
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Published 1 month ago by K Pursey
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a very personal and charming self help book
This book encompasses positive living and happy living. Bear grylls seemlessly provides easy steps to achieving your goals andliving a more adventurus and happy life. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jack - Essex
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas present
My partner loved this present although it is more about life than " survival skills" , he still, read it and found it interesting
Published 1 month ago by Miss Michelle Simpson
5.0 out of 5 stars A survival guide for life.
Worth a read especially if you like Bear Grylls or Survival. This is like a self help book of life.
Published 2 months ago by carl tuckwood
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