The most powerful mantra for phenomenal success is creating one’s own Definite Chief Aim in life.
In my previous post, I wrote about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s bold declaration to a journalist that “I’m going to be the number-one box-office star in all of Hollywood” in spite of his pitiable condition on that day.
In this post I have presented the classic success story of Bruce Lee.
A big personal development and philosophy fan, Lee had created his own Definite Chief Aim at the age of 28 in line with his goal of becoming a famous martial artist.
When he wrote his Definite Chief Aim in January of 1969, Bruce Lee was an underemployed television actor.
Since a sacral nerve in his back was damaged, he was confined to bed and unable to practice even his passionate martial arts. Moreover he was in an extreme debt crisis.
He was facing a lot of problems that seemed almost impossible to overcome.
In spite of all such problems he was bold enough to make an outrageous Definite Chief Aim of becoming world famous Oriental Superstar within a year and earning $10,000,000 within 10 years.
Here is the evidence of his inspiring words to himself written in his own handwriting.
The first part describes the dream of becoming the highest paid oriental superstar.
The most interesting part of this letter is the second part -- the part that is often omitted. It describes the methods to achieve the dream by paying the right price.
How fascinating that Bruce Lee wrote he would have peace and harmony after he said what he would do to obtain his goal.
This is a masterpiece role model of writing the Definite Chief Aim in life.
Unfortunately, Bruce Lee died four years after writing this letter. But what's amazing is that he met and superseded all the goals in the declaration of his Definite Chief Aim.
He is still regarded as one of the greatest Asian American super stars in the U.S and the world. And his networth exceeded his goal of $10,000,000 as well.
Bruce Lee understood the power of writing one’s own Definite Chief Aim and he wrote it, practiced it and succeeded.
Are you living up to what you're truly capable of?
What is stopping you from living a better life?
If you were to sit down and put pen to paper,
what would your Definite Chief Aim be?
Why can’t you start writing your Definite Chief Aim right now?