“By 1980, I will be the best known oriental movie star in the United States and will have secured $10 million dollars… And in return, I will give the very best acting I could possibly give every single time I am in front of the camera and I will live in peace and harmony.” – Bruce Lee (a letter to himself est. 1970)
Bruce Lee has been one of my most inspirational mentors throughout my early to late teens, although he is known for being greatest martial artists ever, his story extends far beyond martial arts and movies.
Bruce Lee faced tremendous challenges throughout his life but it was due to his mind-set and focus on his passion that made him become one of the most recognised names throughout the World today, almost 40 years after his death.
At any point he could have just given-up and worked a 9-to-5 job, but no, Bruce Lee believed in success and this drive made him a successful actor, entrepreneur, author, director, and martial artist, Bruce achieved his success all before the age of 32 when he died. His legacy is immortalized in everything from the films he made, to video game characters bearing his resemblance and not to mention his own martial art ‘Jeet Kun Do’.
It is not until now that I fully appreciate his philosophy, attitude and drive to write the above letter to himself when everything seemed out of his reach, please take time to read his story which will help propel you forward into action for finding and fulfilling your own destiny, as it has done to me. Continue reading