"[Bruce] Lee presents us with a personality that is every bit as self-regulating as Jobs’ (the FeNi holds themself first and foremost to the protocol which they outline for others), setting very high standards of efficiency, willpower and personal mastery. The self-regulation of Fe merges with the somatic focus of Se, giving rise to a mind-over-body approach." Cognitive Type, ch.24
"The separation of talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts, for people who are trying to excel, who have dreams, who wanna do things. Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft."
"I've never really viewed myself as particularly talented. Where I excel is rediculous, sickening work ethic. Y'know, while the other guy's sleeping, I'm working. While the other guy's eating, I'm working."
There's no easy way around it, no matter how talented you are, your talent is gonna fail you if you're not skilled. Y'know, if you don't study and work really hard, and dedicate yourself to being better every single day."
"Well then baby you better train every part of you body."
"To me, ultimately martial arts means honestly expressing yourself. Now it is very difficult to do. I mean it's easy for me to put on a show, and be cocky and be flooded with a cocky feeling and feel pretty cool and all that. (...) But to express oneself honestly, not lying to oneself, and to express myself honestly - that, my friend, is very hard to do --- and you have to train. You have to keep your reflexes, so that when you want it, it's there. When you want to move, you're moving. And when you move, you're determined to move."
"The mind and body are one and the same. We talk about mind and body as if there are two separate things, but the brain is an organ, subject to all the same biochemical limitations as the body."
"I think that if we define flow as a state of effortless production, where time seems to fly by, in my experience, it's very personal. The catalysts and the triggers (of flow) tend to be very personal. I do think there are certain activities that have a higher batting average than others - physical exercise, by far. (...) Even if you have no desire or don't care about your physical performance, you just want to perform better mentally, most types of exercise will increase the production of, say, BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor); just hormonally, it takes like a cocktail of goodness and just pours it onto your brain, which is great."
Auburn: Not to mention the whole subculture which has emerged around the Law of Attraction and related concepts and principles. This, I think, ties in very well with your earlier point about the FeNi's bent toward mysticism and the occult, as each heavily emphasizes a subordinate relationship between the external world of circumstance and the internal world of thought and will. "As above, so below", and all that...