IF YOU’RE A LONGTIME READER of MUDHO you’ve no doubt noticed that this isn’t the first time we’ve featured Bruce Lee. Why devote so much valuable editorial space to a man who passed away more than 40 years ago?
The answer is simple: While Bruce Lee, the man, may no longer be with us, his ability to motivate is as strong today as when he was alive.
Every once in a long while, a person comes along who transcends the average, capturing our imagination and inspiring us to do better. Bruce Lee was such a person, and through the example he set during his brief 32 years on earth, he created a legacy that is as fresh and vital here in 2016 as it was in 1973, when he died. And while we all know Bruce as a legendary martial artist, it’s not just his physical prowess that has so deeply ingrained
him in our collective consciousness, but also his intellect. Bruce’s teachings were focused
not only on the training of the body, but of the mind, too, and in his contemplations he left us with extraordinary quotes—words to live by: “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” “Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.”
“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.” These quotes can be applied to training and to life. This is the genius of Bruce Lee. I encourage you to read Martin Rooney’s insightful cover story on page 96, along with an amazing Lee-inspired training program. Then consider how you can apply Bruce Lee’s philosophies to improve your own life.