Mud, Sweat and Tears The Autobiography by Bear Grylls
a GREAT inspirational read:
It’s a truly awe-inspiring account of what keeps those internal flames of passion burning so brightly.
Bear Grylls is a man who has always loved adventure and yet his humility in his book when he talks through his family history is in itself inspiring.
He talks about his training for the SAS(R) whilst studying at uni, and even getting invited back after he failed selection the first time. After leaving school, he spent months hiking in the Himalayas as he considered joining the Indian Army. Upon his return to England after a change of heart, he passed SAS selection and served with 21 SAS for three years. During this time, he broke his back in several places in a free-fall parachuting accident and it was questionable whether he would ever walk again. However, after months of rehabilitation, focusing always on his childhood dream of climbing Everest, he slowly became strong enough to attempt the ultimate ascent of the world’s highest peak.
At 7.22 a.m. on 26 May 1998, Bear entered the Guinness Book of Records as the youngest Briton to have successfully climbed Everest and returned alive. He was only twenty-three years old and this was only the beginning of his extreme adventures…Known and admired by millions – whether from his prime-time TV adventures, as a bestselling author or as a world-class motivational speaker – Bear has been there and done it all.
Now, for the first time and in his own words, fuels his passion for adventure. Starting with his remarkable family history through SAS(R) training whilst ‘studying’ at uni through his ferocious accent up everest and a personal heartfelt insight to his private life and what keeps him going through the rough times.
This book will grab you from the beginning and won’t let go it’s an honest, inspiring and personal account of life and it’s struggles that we all face in one way or another can be over come. It personally has helped me make some big decisions in my life as to follow your heart and your instinct and have self belief. If you want a true account of how life should be embraced or just want to learn more about the Bear then this book is for you.