Bruce Lee: Change Leadership Guru (Part 2)

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Time for another go around with advice from the master.  This time out it’s all about finding meaning in life.


On being yourself and making meaning

Freedom discovers man the moment he loses concern over what impression he is making or about to make.

Many people dedicate their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like, rather than actualizing themselves.

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.

Be self aware, rather than a repetitious robot.

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.

Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.

Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.

The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits.

The More we value things, the less we value ourselves

Real living is living for others.


Quit worrying about your “brand” and start worrying about what you do.  Let that be your brand.  Don’t get caught up creating the perfect plan.  Go with the idea that grabs you and iterate as needed.  By grabbing hold of the idea that grabs you, you’ll be better positioned to weather storms. (We’re talking serious change here, so don’t expect it to happen over night.)    Try different paths and approaches, lose the things that don’t work, but don’t get caught in a rut when something goes well.  There are no cure-alls.  Don’t let something that matters sit idle.

Persist.  Persist.  Persist.

Think in ways which align with your values and that which you want to accomplish.  Believe in your ability to change and to drive change.  I can’t promise that believing will make things happen, but I can assure you where not believing will lead.  Things don’t matter.  People do.  Know that to be true and your life will always have meaning.