Bruce Lee Had Achieved All of his life goals before he died at the age of 32, because of these Principles
Who hasn’t heard about Bruce Lee and the kind of fame he achieved before his untimely death at the age of 32? But do you know that he sort of knew from a very young age what all he wanted to achieve in his life? You would be surprised to know that he had made some specific goals in life, and the great part was that he was always sure that would achieve all of those aims. Isn’t this an amazing thing? Well, today we are going to tell you about those life goals that he had for himself and how did he achieve those goals by keeping in mind some of the basic principles that have the power to transform any person’s life. So, just be with us on this inspirational journey.
1 First of all, let us show you a letter that he wrote to himself
Yes, you read that correctly; Bruce Lee had actually written to himself stating the goals which he wanted to achieve in his life. Here you go:
So, Bruce Lee had promised himself that would become the first highest paid Oriental super star in the United States. He further wrote, “In return I will give the most exciting performances and render the best of quality in the capacity of an actor.” He even said that starting from the year 1970, he will achieve world fame and from then onward till the end of 1980, he will have in his possession $10,000,000. And lastly he proclaimed that he will live the way he pleases and will achieve inner harmony and happiness.
Unfortunately, four years after penning down this letter, Lee died. But, in the span of those four years, he had actually achieved all of his life goals, and even more. Not only did he achieve his chief aims, but he single-handedly changed the world’s perception of the entire Chinese race and revolutionized martial arts.
2 Another Letter that he wrote
You may be wondering how a man could think so clearly about his future, and then even achieve all of his stated life goals. Well, for that you need to read this letter that he had written, and let me say one thing before you read this letter, your life may just change after this.
Bruce Lee was just 21 when he wrote this letter. He had an unending faith in himself, in his spiritual and creative force and in his ways of life. From this letter, we get to know a lot about Lee and the principles on which he had based his life. On the next page, we are going to talk about those basic principles, which are so beautifully hidden in between the words of the letter that a young man of 21 years of age had written at that time.
3 The basic principles of Bruce Lee’s life
Do what you are passionate about
In the letter, Bruce Lee has stated that he was not going to do any of it just for “the sole objective of making money.” Instead, he would do it because he was passionate about it all.
When we do something we are passionate about, we feel alive doing it for 365 days a year. Apart from giving us that feeling of coming alive, we feel that a great purpose of our life is being fulfilled, and it is this feeling that satisfies us the most.
Know The Reason Why You want to do something
When we know why is it that we want to achieve our goals, then we get the strength to endure almost anything in our journey. It was clear that money was not the sole objective behind his goals; in fact he laid out several other reasons, which were the motivating factors in his life. He wanted to do it all because of his passion for martial arts, his desire to improve the life standards of his family and to help other people. He had a deep calling that he wanted to share a part of himself with the world.
There is a power within us which is greater than circumstances
Bruce Lee had called this power the “spiritual force” within him. You may call it determination, or willpower, or belief, but it is the existence of this power which makes us passionately pursue our life goals. This belief or willpower may feel like an irrational thought to others, but deep in your heart you know that with your willpower, you can actually overcome all the circumstances that may try to stop you and you will eventually achieve the “impossible.”
Having absolute confidence
From both of his letters, the one thing that we can very clearly see is that Bruce Lee had absolute confidence in himself. Having such clear vision of one’s goals need a great amount of confidence and that is something he achieved through years of mental and physical training to be the best in his art.
Taking Actions Accordingly
Being able to think so deeply about one’s aims in life and having the confidence and belief to achieve that will amount to nothing if all of this is not followed by actions. We need to take all the actions needed to make our dreams come true. And in this regard, Bruce Lee had said, “Balance your thoughts with action. — If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” Need we say more?!
What an incredibly inspirational man he was! Don’t you think? Well, we are highly motivated by the kind of belief Bruce Lee had in himself and his ways of life because of which he accomplished so much. The legacy he left behind by his works and his words is of such great stature that it has inspired millions of people around the world, and his story continues to motivate us even today. May his soul rest in peace.