There is a lot to be said about the power of a vision.
The power of something that drives us to excel.
Humans need a passion. Something to obsess over, to satisfy our primal urge for conquest. Deeply ingrained within our DNA is a craftsman mentality, the subconscious need to build something great.
Without it, we are lost. We are seekers of distraction. We chase things since it gives us a moment of pleasure. But then it is rust and we are lost once again.
Society is plagued by a lack of vision.
Comfort is the root of this pain and we must seek to banish it forever.
I recently learned that Bruce Lee was an avid reader. A man of manic energy, suppressed by the power of a book.
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Reading gives us ideas and ideas gives us hope. Hope that we can change our meaningless lives and that we banish our need for comfort. When we read about the exploits of others, we say to ourselves, “maybe I can do that too.”
We start to formulate a vision of ourselves and we start to seek out our true life’s task.
In January of 1969, Bruce Lee wrote a letter to himself titled, “My Definite Chief Aim.”
It was his vision, an affirmation of what he was to become. A destiny he manifested for himself.
More than just a letter, it became his mantra. The little voice within his subconscious that drove him to greatness.
I, Bruce Lee, will be the first highest paid Oriental super star in the United States. In return I will give the most exciting performances and render the best of quality in the capacity of an actor. Starting 1970 I will achieve world fame and from then onward till the end of 1980 I will have in my possession $10,000,000. I will live the way I please and achieve inner harmony and happiness.