Bruce Lee’s $10 Million Dollars Letter October 23, 2016 – Posted in: Letters – Tags: , , , ,

Is there a formula for success? A penny for thoughts. Behind Bruce Lee, who’s a historical icon, was a letter titled “My Definite Chief Aim” which was written 10 years before he gained his fame and money.

Who Is Bruce Lee?

An actor. A martial artist. A filmmaker.

Bruce Lee, the official name of certificate registered is Lee Jun-fan, was a well-known Hong Kong and American actor in the field of martial arts. His renowned movies include Fist Of Fury, The Way Of Dragon, Game Of Death, The Big Boss and Enter The Dragon.

He also founded Jeet Kune Do which is an eclectic and hybrid martial art. This was developed solely by him through Kyokushinkai-karate as an inspiration. Up to date, there are only 2 people in the world was given the black belt rank.

Bruce passed on in Hong Kong on the 20th July 1973. Buried in Seattle in the Lake View Cemetery, many still remember his legacy and thousands flock there to pay their respect every year. His net worth is $10 million dollars.

About His $10M Dollars Letter:

In January 1969, Bruce Lee wrote his mission statement at the age of 28. He played a minor role as an actor in the United States of America (USA) then – featuring in numerous shows including ill-fated Green Horney series.

Is love the strongest power there is? Bruce was put to through the final test when his second child was born. With no financial security in place, he was determined to make miracles happen. In his Definite Chief Aim, he pens down his aims for the upcoming 10 years.


Here’s the transcript of what’s written:

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

Structure Of His Goal Letter:

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Inspired by Bruce Lee to start writing a letter to your future self? You may want to get a backbone of how your letter should roughly be. Our previous post on, “A Letter To Myself”: 10 Guidelines To Write!, might be able to give you some important pointers to take note when you start writing your letter.

  1. Start your letter with a title

Give your letter a compelling title and place it in the center of your paper. Underline it to give it a style in your writing. Make sure your title is not more than 7-8 words. Some examples of the title of your letter could be “My Definite Chief Aim”, “My Goal In 2020” or “My Personal Goal For 2020”.

  1. Write your full name

Including your name in your letter makes it feel more authentic. It will feel more personal once you read that very letter in the future.

  1. Get and give in the future

Write down what you wish to achieve. Jot down what’s your goal and how you will contribute back to the society at the same time. In life, it’s not about how much you can receive. It’s also about how much you can contribute.

  1. Set a timeframe

You should have a timeframe set to your goal as it will create a sense of urgency. This will subconsciously put your mind into a state whereby you’re working towards your goal. Make sure you set realistic goals within that timeframe.

  1. What will you do/feel once you achieved it?

Just imagine achieving what you set yourself up for. How does it feel? Empowering? Energetic? Anchor your feelings and emotions towards your goals. This will help in a much greater level than just knowing what you wish to achieve. This point goes side by side with The Secrets, the power of how believing your goals are achieved can make your dream come true.

  1. Write as if you already done it

Like mentioned above, the power of believing is so strong that you literally made your mind into a magnet that attracts whatever you desire.

After his 10 years of hard work, Bruce Lee broke the back of beast and became the highest paid Oriental super star in the United States of America with $10 million dollars procession. One of the most powerful tool to become successful is following techniques that work. (It’s as simple as it sounds but not many people listen and follow through!)

Still not convinced to write a letter to your future self? Here’s 4 Reasons For Writing Yourself Letters. If you’re ready for it, start writing your future letter at SG Letter!