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We need to toss the to-do list, which I know is frightening. It seems scary. What do I do? We make a priority list. Priority list takes exactly the same amount of time to write as a to-do list, but here’s the trick: you think while you put it down, so it tells you where to start. You start at the top of your priority list, and you work your way down.
We often confuse urgent with what’s important. We think they’re the same … Quite frankly, urgent only means that it’s tied to time.
We have to get used to the idea that not everything is a priority.
We get so frustrated when people invade our sacred spaces—when they overstep their boundaries. But if we don’t tell them what our boundaries are, how do they know?
How we spend our time is a choice.
Productivity is not about doing more. Productivity is about doing what matters most.
When you know where to start and you know what to work on next, that is when you begin to feel empowered. That is when you begin to feel that you are in control of your day.
As I've gotten older and more aware, I've learned to hold my center, bridge the gap faster, and to look for what needs to be born.
If we can approach chaos with a sense of curiosity and adventure, then we can shorten our time in it and begin to create with excitement.
Chaos is the wild. There's beauty there if we're not afraid. It's the wild before we have found the great swimming spot or the amazing trail.
If we can learn to hold our center, question, dream, act, and express in chaos — then we too can be masterful like my father [Bruce Lee].
If we are aware and conscious, we can shorten and bridge the gap between chaos and whatever we're going to build and craft. We can see the opportunity to create.
My father [Bruce Lee] said, 'The void may be said to have two aspects: It is simply is what it is. And... it is realized. It is aware of itself. And this awareness is in us. Or better, we are in it.'
Dwelling in chaos and not creating in that moment prolongs our pain.
Chaos is the moment right before distinct form takes place.
[The right words] began to orient me. They began to create for me an order and a structure to the invisible.
I found words of his [Bruce Lee] such as, 'We shall find the truth when we examine the problem. The problem is never apart from the answer. The problem is the answer.'"
My mantra began to lead me because it was a cry from my soul to the universe. It led me to books to read, healers, friends, and people to talk to. I began to create and restructure life for myself.
If the void is this living space before distinct form is created, then chaos is the opportunity to create.
I didn't have a context for death or for life. I hadn't created my own sense of faith.
His [Bruce Lee] training wasn't just physical. It was mental, it was emotional. He was a deep thinker. It made him very masterful with unfolding chaos.
What is a fight without chaos? It's an attack. It's unfolding. It's spontaneous. You have to be proficient and have skill. You have to be able to respond in the moment.
My father [Bruce Lee] was masterful. He was masterful with chaos.
Don’t be scared to take risks.
With vision and determination, you get positive results.