Top 10 Bruce Lee Quotes for Motivation • Martial Arts Journey

We all want to live a meaningful life and
to achieve greatness during our lifetime. And what better way is there than to learn
from those who did? Here are top 10 Bruce Lee quotes to get you
motivated to reach the next level of your personal journey: Number 10 “If you spend too much time thinking about
a thing, you’ll never get it done.” We all want to be on the safe side. Before we act we want to make sure things
will work out well and thus we spend hours upon hours considering our decisions. Yet as Bruce Lee rightfully put – if we spend
too much time thinking, eventually we will end up nowhere. Number 9 “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for
the strength to endure a difficult one.” Somewhere inside we all want an easy life
of comfort. Yet not only such a life is rarely possible,
it would not even be good for us, since we learn most things through hardship. Living an entirely easy life, we would end
up learning nothing and waste our whole potential. Thus to paraphrase Bruce Lee: “Do not want
an easy life, do your best living a difficult one”. Number 8 “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one
has the courage to admit them.” As you strive to live a life full of meaning
and greatness, being open to challenge – you will fail – probably more often than those
who don’t try at all. As Bruce Lee points out – making mistakes
is not a problem, as long as you have the courage to admit them. Number 7 “Be happy, but never satisfied.” This quote could describe the whole life of
Bruce Lee. Being never satisfied with imperfection he
always strived for more, thus finding answers and solutions most of us never would. The question here is: are we easily satisfied
with our results? Number 6 “The successful warrior is the average man,
with laser-like focus.” Sometimes we give an excuse to ourselves of
“who are we to achieve anything”, yet as Bruce Lee points out: the one who is successful
is not the one who is special, but a regular person who can devote himself completely to
a single goal. This is the secret to greatness. Number 5 “Life’s battles don’t always go to the
stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the
man who thinks he can.” Often times being better or stronger is not
enough. It is the mind which drives our body and results. If we do not believe in our success, how can
we expect to succeed at all? Number 4 “Absorb what is useful, discard what is
useless and add what is specifically your own.” One of the most famous phrases of Bruce Lee
and not without a good reason. Too often we practice and believe things which
actually are not effective, yet without questioning them we end up repeating many times something
that does not give true value. It is of greatest importance to question what
we do, only keeping the best solutions while discovering our own unique answers to it as
well, since… Number 3 “If you love life, don’t waste time, for
time is what life is made up of.” Life is short. It’s actually for many much shorter than
we think of. We all plan on living for a hundred years,
yet as Bruce Lee’s life showed us – life can be much shorter than we expected. If we really want to live a life of meaning
and greatness, we have to appreciate each moment and let it not go to waist. Number 2 “Real living is living for others.” This could be considered one of the greatest
things that Bruce Lee discovered. By living for ourselves we can commit only
to mediocre goals and thus expect mediocre success, and little meaning in our lives. Yet it is by living for others that we make
our lives matter and only in this way, we can create something that will be truly meaningful. Bruce Lee was a great example of this. Number 1 “Always be yourself, express yourself, have
faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate
it.” Last but not least, we have to remember that
each one of us is meant to be the hero of our journey, and we will not become that hero
by trying to duplicate someone else’s life. We remember Bruce Lee to this day because
of how unique he was. He was truly living his own journey and happily
shared to it with others. If we want to be at least a bit as great as
Bruce Lee, we do not need to copy him, yet we have to discover what our journey is about
and start owning it. To finish this statement I’ll quote Oscar
Wilde: “Be yourself – everyone else is already taken.” — What do you think about these top 10 quotes
to drive your life towards meaning and success from Bruce Lee? Would you add any other phrase? If you liked the video don’t forget to share
it with your friends to motivate them. Also, let me know what other famous martial
artists quote you’d like me to present. If you want to know more about Bruce Lee’s
history, check my video about it on the Martial Arts Journey channel by clicking the picture
link right here. Thanks for watching the video. This was Rokas Leo and I wish you to own your

17 thoughts on “Top 10 Bruce Lee Quotes for Motivation • Martial Arts Journey

  1. What's your favorite Bruce Lee quote? Share here 🙂 Also, if you liked the video, share it with someone who needs motivation right now. Last question – what other famous martial artists quotes video would you like to see?
    All the best and I wish you to own your journey 😉

  2. Thank you so much for this video. It’s been ages since I last read Bruce’s Tao of Jeet Kune Do and have forgotten most of these great motivational quotes. Not only am I going to re-read his book now but I’m also sharing and saving this video. Thank you.

  3. Iip man quotes,donnye yen,wu jing,Michael jay white,lyoto machida,Glauber feitosa,Masaaki Hatsumi. These are some i just remembered now.. keep strong warriors!

  4. My favourite quote is from the interview with Pierre Breton: “Nowadays you don’t go along on the street kicking and punching people, because if you do – bang [making a hand gesture of shooting with a gun]. That’s it, man. And I don’t care how good you are.”

  5. When are you gonna do a video on the fat white aikido practitioner who was able to successfully use his techniques against mma practitioners? You’ve been avoiding my question for awhile as if you got something against the guy. I’m pretty positive it will peak your interest being a former practitioner.

  6. Very wise statements. I agree in 100% being "truly adult" person with some small professional successes. I think, I even write his words to remind me sometimes about these truth, in some moment it's useful to remember them like a good advice in life. BTW it also proves that Bruce Lee beside many activities outside Martial Arts was real philosopher being so young – very smart person. Like & sub

  7. "Under the sky, under the heaven, there is but one family"

    (Extra like for including Journey art at the end ;))

  8. Hi Rokas, taking from Bruce Lee’s quotes, why people don’t question the status of Bruce Lee himself? Why he is always perceived as the God of MA without questioning that maybe his Hollywood stardom what deceived people in granting him that status? Was Bruce Lee really that good? Could you please make a video on this?

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