I know a lot of people with badass potential. They are strong, they are talented, they are unique, they are kind, they are persistent, they give 110%. But they are missing one little piece of the puzzle and because that piece is missing they aren’t badasses…yet. But with these simple steps, they could be a badass in no time.
Being a badass is about more than just being a good person. It’s about being a person with purpose, who is happy because they are contributing to the world in a positive way that aligns with their talents and desires. It’s being the best version of yourself and making a difference in the world.
Step 1: Filter Out The Bad From The Badass
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Sometimes just stopping and noticing all the things that you are already a badass at is enough. But if you want more out of life, if you want to be able to live a life that revolves around what gives you your stoke and brings out all your badassery then it’s time to implement these next steps.
Step 2: What Does Your Badass Self Look, Feel, & Think Like?
It doesn’t matter what labels the world has put on you. What matters is what you think of yourself.
Your beliefs shape you more than anything else so what exactly do you want that story you keep telling yourself to be?
I am capable. I am strong. I am smart. I am kind. I have something to offer the world.
Step 3: What Does Your Badass Self Do?
Does it climb mountains? Does it play tag with your kids at the park? Does it jump on a plane to Belize? Does it have a spotless kitchen? Does it run errands?
You are the sum total of your actions and by just making time to do the things you love more often, you become a badass.
Step 4: Get Rid Of The Things That Get In The Way Of Your Badass Time
Do you have every intention of doing Step 3, but something or someone gets in the way? Remove the obstacle, redefine it, or reprioritize it. For me, that thing is dishes and having a spotless house/RV.
If I prioritized spotless counters and immaculate floors, I’d never get outside, I’d never climb mountains, I’d never have time to write blogs.
When I look at the disarray around me, I smile because it means I’m spending more time on things that make me happy.
Step 5: Spend Time With Other Badasses
You know the saying, you are the sum total of the 5 people you spend the most time with. So spend time with people who bring out the best in you. People who are stoked about life. People who have an “I can!” attitude. People who see your greatness and encourage you to be your best.
Step 6: Badasses Don’t Let Themselves Feel Stuck
A badass will notice when things don’t feel right and do something about it. If you want to be a badass, you have to be honest with yourself. Which means, you kinda need to know yourself better. Bringing awareness to our thoughts helps us realize where we are and gets us back on track to where we want to be.
It’s like having a discussion with yourself and saying, “Hmm, that’s interesting. I didn’t know you felt that way,” and then at the same time saying to yourself, “Ya know, we should work toward achieving that, fixing that, changing that” etc.
Step 7: Badasses Let Go Of Baggage
Badasses know they can’t change the past and energy spent dwelling on all the things they could’ve and should’ve done differently, will zap them of the strength they need to be a badass today.
Shit happens and life can suck, but if you are lucky enough to wake up and start another day, don’t waste it on what you did or didn’t do yesterday. Acknowledge the mistake and learn from it.
Step 8: Badasses Know Who They Are
I have many flaws that I am fully aware of. And many strengths that help me balance them out. Badasses are aware of their strengths and weaknesses and try to use these constraints as an opportunity to find self-fulfillment and bring out their badass potential.
Becoming aware of your personality type helps you figure out what kind of person you are and how to become more aware of your weaknesses. I use The Enneagram model., but there are many different tests that will help you understand your personality and help you make choices that align with how you are wired. You can find out what your Enneagram type is here.
Step 9: Badasses Have Goals
Badasses know what constitutes a WIN to them. They have a vision and purpose. It’s hard to build confidence and skill when you don’t know what you are trying to achieve. Pick a time- a week, a month, a year, a decade-and decide where you want to see yourself then.
How do you want to feel? What do you want your life to look like? How do you want to spend your days?
Step 10: Manifest That Badass Shit Often
Make a vision board. Write yourself a letter. Put sticky notes all over your house. Meditate twice a day. Do whatever it takes to stay aligned with that goal. I want to be a full-time blogger, so I blog most days. If you want to be a great rock climber, then you need to climb most days. If you want to be a writer, you need to write most days.
To be a badass you need equal parts vision and action. One without the other will either make you feel like a chicken with your head cut off or make you feel like your head is going to explode being stuck thinking what you want & never working towards it.
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