What Real Estate Agents Can Learn from Bruce Lee – by Dana Sparks
Bruce Lee is renowned as the greatest icon of martial arts films and a key figure in pop culture in general. He leaves a legacy in martial arts, films, television, Asian culture, philosophy, nutrition and bodybuilding. Bruce Lee’s life and career were energized by his thoughts and personal philosophy. His inspiration propelled himself and others to phenomenal success with seeming ease. The following excerpts from “Striking Thoughts – Bruce Lee’s Wisdom for Daily Living” will create a brighter future for you personally and professionally.
- The value of ideas – Ideas are the beginning of all achievement, in every industry, in every profession.
- Knowledge vs. Character – Knowledge will give you power but character respect.
- Success – Success means doing something sincerely and whole-heartedly. And you have to have the help of other people to achieve it.
- On being success-conscious – Success comes to those who become success-conscious. If you don’t aim at an object, how the heck on earth do you think you can get it?
- The three keys to success – Persistence, persistence, persistence. The Power can be created and maintained through daily practice – continuous effort.
- Don’t choose to waste energy – Never waste energy on worries or negative thoughts. All problems are brought into existence – drop them.
- Intense desire creates its own talents and opportunities – We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
- Dreams are future realities – Yesterday’s dreams are often tomorrow’s realities.
- Money is an indirect matter – The direct matter is your ability or what you are going to do that counts. If that comes, the indirect things will follow.
- Strive to be better – One must always strive to be better. The sky’s the limit.
- On the light within – No matter what, you must let your inner light guide you out of the darkness.
- Growth requires involvement – To grow, to discover, we need involvement which is something I experience everyday, sometimes good, sometimes bad.
- Frustration is a means of growth – People have to grow by skillful frustrations, otherwise they have no incentive to develop their own means and ways of coping with the world.
- Feel – Don’t think, feel! It’s like a finger pointing a way to the moon. Don’t concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory!
- Be water – Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend!