Edward Michael Grylls, better known as Bear Grylls, is a British former SAS serviceman, survival instructor, and honorary lieutenant-colonel, and, outside his military career, an adventurer, writer, television presenter and businessman. He is widely known for his television series Man vs. Wild (2006–2011), originally titled Born Survivor: Bear Grylls for the United Kingdom release. Grylls is also involved in a number of wilderness survival television series in the UK and US.
Grylls was born in London, England in 1974 in a family with strong cricketing background. From an early age, he learned to climb and sail with his father, who was a member of the prestigious Royal Yacht Squadron. As a teenager, he learned to skydive and earned a second dan black belt in Shotokan karate. He speaks English, Spanish, and French. He is Anglican,and has described his faith as the “backbone” in his life. Grylls was educated at Eaton House, Ludgrove School and Eton College, where he helped start its first mountaineering club. Grylls married Shara Cannings Knight in 2000. They have three sons.
Man vs. Wild
Man vs. Wild, also called Born Survivor: Bear Grylls, Ultimate Survival, Survival Game, Real Survival Hero or colloquially as simply Bear Grylls in the United Kingdom, is a survival television series hosted by Bear Grylls on the Discovery Channel.
Bear Grylls Quotes
“A wise man knows; learn from others, never get complacent and know where the classic old dangers come from.”
“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.”
“Make a little time to be quiet by yourself every day and just be.”
“It is only when You really step out of your comfort zone that you grow.”
“Our dreams are just wishes, if we never follow them through with action. And in life, you have got to be able to light your own fire.”
“My best life lessons and education didn’t come from a classroom – they’ve come from the wild. How you act in the big moments, the ones that challenge you, scare you, tempt you, and force you to make the right decisions, is what defines you.”
“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.”
“Both faith and fear may sail into your harbor, but only allow faith to drop anchor.”
“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.”
“What I’ve learned over the years is that the path less traveled always makes for a more interesting journey. If you simply do what everyone else is doing, how can you ever expect to excel and create something wonderful and unique in your life?”
“Don’t be scared to dream big, and don’t be afraid to be close to people. And never give up! It’s the tenacious not the talented that win.”
“Good things don’t come easy.”
“Struggle develops strength and storms make you stronger.”
“There’s no magic to running far or climbing Everest. Endurance is mental strength. It’s all about heart.”
“The storms in life gotta make you stronger, the tougher it gets the more positive you gotta be.”
“And if you give your heart to a goal, it will repay you. It’s the law of the universe.”
“Being brave isn’t the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it.”
“Life is about getting up again, dusting yourself down again, learning from the lessons and then pushing on.”
“Change the way you use your time, and you change your life.”
“The greatest journeys all start with a single step.”
“A man’s pride can be his downfall, and he needs to learn when to turn to others for support and guidance.”
“Survival requires us to leave our prejudices at home. It’s about doing whatever it takes – and ultimately those with the biggest heart will win.”
In July 2009, Grylls was appointed the youngest-ever Chief Scout of the United Kingdom and Overseas Territories at age 35, a post he has held for a second term since 2015. Bear Grylls Ventures and NM Capital purchased British Military Fitness in September 2018 and re-branded as “Be Military Fit with Bear Grylls”, to retain the existing acronym BMF.
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