Bruce Lee

One of my favorite people in the world is Bruce Lee. I have always been fascinated at how he was able to move and make martial arts look so appealing. I have watched all his movies many times over.

As I got older, I started to learn more about him and his philosophy in general. I was drawn to it all. I was also very attracted to the IP man movie series just so I could learn about Bruce Lee some more.

Bruce Lee is famous for many quotes. This one is one of my favorite.

"I fear not the man that has practiced 10,000 kicks once - but I fear the man that has practiced one kick 10,000 times"

This to me is about having focus, setting priorities and execution. So I decided to print this and put it where I can see it every day. It has been a week now and I keep looking at it and wondering. What is it that I want to be laser-focused on? What do I want to practice 10,000 times? It is not an easy question due to the commitment it calls for.

I went over my writings over the last 3 years. I looked at all the things I have tried to do. I looked at what my goals have been for many years prior. And I thought about what skills I have admired and have wanted to work on since childhood. I saw a consistency in all that.

I want to be better at communication.

By communication I mean:

- Public speaking
- Writing
- Screenplay 
- Humor
- Persuasion
- Negotiation
- Listening

Though it may not seem obvious, most of these things gets infinitely better with a better understanding of psychology. So directly or not, I include learning about psychology as a requirement for good communication.

Now if I were Bruce Lee, how would I practice communication 10,000 times? 
I still find
to be too broad for the 10,000 kicks? I think you would have to scope it down. something like

I even think
to be a bit too broad too.

Echo and Narcissus
club has been making me want to reach out to 
to really ramp up our fiction practice.

Like the small amount of consistent fiction Daniel and I have been writing for this club has been exhilerating. Exhilerating because it shows us what's possible if we just timescope it and commit.

Also I see how my fiction can improve by copying bits and pieces of my  
, it makes me think... keep doing this. Not with the same guy, but keep doing it until I've ilked all the greatness out of all the great writers that I can encounter.
2021-05-25 14:25:33
Something like?

I think I deliberately selected something that is broad. It is hard to narrow it down more. 

I also see how the course is a great way to have deliberate practice. I am not sure I could do this again very soon. I am spending a lot of time on Scott - both his book and his blog. The return of my time investment is great but it would be a little too much if I had to do this with more authors. Even adding Trever Noah feels like too much right now. 
2021-05-27 03:24:15
Loved those IP Man movies. Communication is certainly worth doubling down on.
2021-05-27 19:36:54