Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American actor, filmmaker, martial artist, and the inventor of Jeet Kune Do, a style of martial arts. He was also an impressive philosopher who had a brilliant outlook on life. These are my favorite bits of advice from him.
1. Be yourself no matter what.
“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”
2. Don’t be afraid to own your mistakes.
“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”
3. Don’t waste your time on nothing.
“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”
4. Always go with the flow.
“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.”
5. Don’t anger on a whim.
“A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.”
6. Humble yourself.
“Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.”
7. Whatever you do, give it your all.
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
8. Life is about more than yourself.
“Real living is living for others.”
9. Strengthen your endurance.
“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one”
10. Develop love wherever you go.
“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.”
11. Keep it positive.
“As you think, so shall you become.”