By Bear Grylls
For me, there are two types of people: the young and the experienced.
Writing is my love. If you love something, you find a lot of time. I write for two hours a day, usually starting at midnight; at times, I start at 11.
People who invest make money for themselves; people who speculate make money for their brokers.
After all, the whole point of investing is not to earn more money than average, but to earn enough money to meet your own needs.
If the reason people invest is to make money, then in seeking advice they are asking others to tell them how to make money. That idea has some element of naïveté.
I loved climbing because of the freedom, and having time and space. I remember coming off Everest for the last time, thinking of Dad and wishing that he could have seen what I saw. He would have loved it.
Change the way you use your time, and you change your life.
It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
Conscious of not being able to separate myself from my time, I have decided to become part of it.
I had only a little time left and I didn’t want to waste it on God.
You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.
Just as money is not real, consumable wealth, books are not life. To idolize scriptures is like eating paper currency.
We identify in our experience a differentiation between what we do and what happens to us.
Words can be communicative only between those who share similar experiences.
Hospitals should be arranged in such a way as to make being sick an interesting experience. One learns a great deal sometimes from being sick.
Notoriety is often mistaken for fame.
How do you expect to experience growth without sacrifice?
Success takes an investment in time, dedication, and sacrifice. This is true education. It is a process.
I find rejection or failure to be a really interesting and valuable experience.