Making Your Dreams a Reality

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4 key Takeaways

Risk nothing, gain nothing

Risk nothing, gain nothing

You must be willing to take risks to achieve your dreams and desires. Ensure that the risks you take are calculated and what you stand to gain is worth it.

Fight for your dreams

Fight for your dreams

The rewards in life don’t always go to the best, brightest, biggest or strongest people but to the resilient, who understands what it means to never give up.

Go the extra mile

Go the extra mile

The difference between or ordinary and extra ordinary is often just that little extra. Someone successful is just an ordinary person who gives even more when other just give up.

Be perfectly imperfect

Be perfectly imperfect

Life expects you to be real, not perfect. The experiences we have shape the person we become. It's the cracks in our lives that make us interesting, unique as individuals.

As a little boy, Bear Grylls dreamed of climbing Mount Everest and this dream was set in stone when his father had given him a poster of it for his bedroom wall. Following a free-falling parachute accident that broke his back, he spent 18 months in recovery, not knowing whether he would be able to walk, let alone climb ever again. With the odds stacked against him, he slowly but surely regained his strength and confidence without losing sight his dream. Fear can turn mole hills into mountains, just keep climbing.

Climbing the tallest mountain in the world is the ultimate test of physical and mental strength. Whether it’s climbing to an altitude known as the ‘death zone’, overcoming the sight of those who lost their live along the way or gasping for air, it’s hard to come back from such expedition totally unchanged. Grylls drew from his experience as one of the youngest conquerors of Mount Everest to deliver an inspirational keynote about the lessons it taught him.