7 Lessons From Bruce Lee That Will Change How You View Yourself

Self-mastery is the key to your soul.

Peter Burns
Mar 28, 2020 · 9 min read
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“The ultimate destination of Bruce’s journey was peace of mind — the true meaning of life.”

The Tao

“The two forces (Yin-Yang), although they appear in conflict, in reality are mutually interdependent. Instead of opposition, there is cooperation and alternation.” — Bruce Lee

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Kung Fu, Learning, and Improvement

“Kung Fu is a special kind of skill, a fine art rather than just a physical exercise. It is the subtle art of matching the essence of the mind to that of the techniques in which it has to work.” — Bruce Lee

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Separating Facts from Opinions

“Objective is factual. Subjective is a matter of opinion. There is a big difference between why you THINK something is wrong and to justify, explain, prove that something is wrong.” — Bruce Lee

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On Knowledge

“All types of knowledge, ultimately mean self-knowledge.” — Bruce Lee

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The Difference between Self-Actualization and Self-Image Actualization

“Many people dedicate their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like, rather than actualizing themselves. This difference between self-actualizing and self-image actualizing is very important. Most people live only for their image.” — Bruce Lee

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Personal Growth and Willpower

“A self-willed man has no other aim than his own growth.” — Bruce Lee

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Limits

“There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” — Bruce Lee

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The Nature of Mankind and Happiness

“The better the man, the more happiness. Happiness is the synonym of well-being.” — Bruce Lee

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Bruce Lee’s Legacy

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Peter is extremely curious and wants to know how everything works. He blogs at Renaissance Man Journal (http://gainweightjournal.com/).

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Peter Burns

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Peter is extremely curious and wants to know how everything works. He blogs at Renaissance Man Journal (http://gainweightjournal.com/).

Mind Cafe

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Relaxed, inspiring essays about happiness.

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