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4. Bruce Lee wrote a letter to himself and became a Hollywood star

Bruce Lee is no doubt one of the biggest Hollywood action stars of all time. He was named among TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Important People of the Century and as one of the greatest heroes and icons. Not only that, but Lee also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, founder of Jeet Kune Do, and also a philosopher, with many famous sayings like this one below:

“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” – Bruce Lee

So, how did Bruce Lee manage to achieve his amazing success in life, as a martial artist and also a superstar in the movie industry?

Well, he had a specific intention for what he wanted, and he wrote his goal as a letter to himself.

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If you visit Planet Hollywood, you can see that there is a framed letter where Bruce Lee wrote to himself…

My Definite Chief Aim,

I, Bruce Lee, will be the first highest paid Oriental superstar in the United States. In return, I will give the most exciting performances and give the best of quality in the capacity of an actor. Starting 1970 I will achieve world fame and from then onward till the end of 1980, I will have in my possession $10,000,000. I will live the way I please and achieve inner harmony and happiness.

Bruce Lee

Lee wrote this letter on 9th January 1970 to himself as a promise and also a commitment to meet the goals he set for his life. You can read more about Lee and his letter from this article here.

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Shawn Lim

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