An earlier entry had some interesting quotes from Bruce Lee. There is another story from one of Bruce Lee’s students. Bruce Lee and his student were out running and they were trying to go a little faster and further than usual. The student protested, citing that he was worried that he was going to have a heart attack and die. Bruce Lee told the student, “then just die.” After the run Bruce Lee responded with this quote:
“Because you might as well be dead. Seriously, if you always put limits on what you can do, physically or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll will spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his own level.”
Wow! Dr. Marker, your blogs are truly profound and impressive.