Yesterday I listened to Bruce Lee Podcast, which is hosted by his daughter and the topic was Defeat.
Using Lee’s quotes and philosophy, I loved how he saw defeat:
Defeat is an attitude of having given up on something. It’s a state of mind.
Defeat requires our participation, in the sense that we either decide to accept it or learn from its lesson.
We either decide to stay on the floor, knocked down, or we pull ourselves back up.
A defeat, then, is the decision not to get back up.
“The control of our being is not unlike the combination of a safe. One turn of the knob rarely unlocks the safe. Each advance and retreat is a step toward one’s being.”