Just came across this quote from Bruce Lee(source: Wikiquote): A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
There can be different interpretations of this quote depending on the individual. Bruce Lee always pushed himself to expand and grow everyday. He believed in human potential to do things which look impossible to an ordinary mind. I think what he meant when he wrote this quote is that aim or goal does not grow the person or make him better, it is the journey towards the goal that makes a person better and hence journey is more important than goal itself. The journey improves the person and raises one’s potential. He always spoke of having higher goals, here is another quote: Don’t fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail. . He is saying that first have a higher goal in life because the tougher the goal is, the harder will be journey and the more you will learn on the way. Having a higher goal makes you learn faster and you improve by much larger degree in same amount of time compared to if you have a lower goal.
Bruce Lee was an amazing guy. He accomplished so much in one lifetime. I doubt that I can accomlish that in 100 lifetimes. It is sad that he died so young, at the peak of his fitness and accomplishments. To me it all looks like as if he did some magic. Bruce Lee has inspired many (including myself). I think he focussed more on journey than the goal because he believed that human life is meant to improve, to increase one’s potential every single day, to expand, to discard impractical things, ideas and concepts and embrace only what is practically useful and that does not happen after you achieve your goal, it all happens when are on your way towards goal.
These days when I look at Tony Jaa and Iko Uwais, they remind me of Bruce Lee. You must not miss these movies: Ong Bak, The Protector, Merantau, The Raid part 1 and 2, Wu Xia, Fearless, Fist of Legend. Also watch Jet Li fighting philosophy and brutal fight scene of Donnie Yen with Wu Jing in Sha Po Lang , last fight scene of the man from nowhere and fight secenes of Kiss of the Dragon. This will give you a list to start with the best Martial-Arts fight secenes ever designed in cinema.
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