Bruce Lee’s Definite Chief Aim

It’s been stated many times that Bruce Lee has read Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich. Within that book, Nap Hill tells people to have a Definite Chief Aim, whereby the person must choose exactly what they want, what service/product they are willing to render for it, and at what time they want to achieve it. The Chief Aim must be made of something one can believe in, therefore, stating I want $2 million in 1 day will probably not work unless you actually, without a doubt, can believe it. Below is Bruce Lee’s actual Definite Chief Aim, also called Definiteness of Purpose. Shockingly, in his written goal, he states that he would like to achieve his goal in 1970, whereas his first major film, The Big Boss, was released in 1971.

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Bruce Lee understood the wisdom of Napoleon Hill, of cutting off all ends of retreat, putting all energy into one goal, and the motivational mentality needed to make a dream a reality. Truly inspiring! Here is the actual transcript of what Bruce Lee would say on a regular to speed up the process of manifesting his goal.

Transcript of Bruce Lee’s Definite Chief Aim:

My Definite Chief Aim

I, Bruce Lee, will be the first highest paid Oriental super star in the United States. In return I will give the most exciting performances and render 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
Jan. 1969

Others who have read the book include Rick Ross, Lana Del Rey, and Daymond John.



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By Giga Paitchadze (originally posted to Flickr as Bruce Lee) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons