Circumstances v. opportunites

11 Sep

To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
— Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee was a martial artist, instructor and filmmaker… he was also the founder of Jeet Kune Do.  In other words, one of the most influential martial artists of all time.  He always trained, always adapted and made his craft better.  He created opportunities and did not settle for circumstances or surroundings.

One of my favorite quotes exemplifies this…

A good martial artist does not become tense, but ready. Not thinking, yet not dreaming. Ready for whatever may come. When the opponent expands, I contract; and when he contracts, I expand. And when there is an opportunity, “I” do not hit, “it” hits all by itself.

In life, you have to be fluid… like water.  Water moves around obstacles and, over time, wears down the obstacle.  Your circumstances may not be exactly what you WANT right now, but they may be what you NEED to make you focus your energy toward your goals.  It has been said that God does not give tests to those that can’t handle them… maybe those circumstances are opportunities in disguise.

Think about it… then leave your comments below.


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Posted by on September 11, 2013 in Writing


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