The master of martial arts comedy once thought he had everything figured out. Until he realized he was living a lie.
by MikeÂ Zimmerman,
He says, â€œWhen I am faced with doing a dangerous stunt, I would be lying if I said I never get scared.â€
Makes sense. We all feel fear, of course. But in general, when weâ€™re doing what we love, can we really call it fear?
Thus the root of my skepticism: Chan appeared in his first film at age 8 and today heâ€™s 56. Heâ€™s been doing action films, stunt work and fight scenes for 48 years. A reasonable person could argue that what heâ€™s talking about is not fear, but the sweet, reckless burn of adrenaline. Thatâ€™s less fear, more exhilaration fueled by risk, and a lot of people thrive on it every day. Maybe it feels like fear. But itâ€™s never held back Jackie Chan from anything. In fact, that adrenalized state may be more responsible for his ongoing success than anything.Â Read more…
You can read the rest of this great article on Jackie Chan at Successmagazine.com.Â I’ve been reading this publication since the early 90’s and I encourage you all to do so to.