Often, life is all about fighting to succeed. And success takes a certain mix of qualities, one of which is being a badass.

You may find it hard to believe but that’s how it goes.

Being built to endure what this world throws at you makes you a badass. But it’s one thing to be able to take a hit and a whole different story knowing how to fight back. It takes courage and serious balls.

But sooner rather than later, it will lead to your success. Here’s how it goes.

Being a Badass Means Not Giving a Fuck

Life’s hard and then you die. But only pussies take the nihilistic approach. Instead, go out fighting.

Benjamin Franklin describes it perfectly – “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” And you won’t be able to do that by giving a fuck about any little thing that goes wrong.

Being a badass means having your own purpose, dreams, path and desires and sticking to them. If anyone dares to tell you to let go of what you strive for, punch them in the face and move on.

Do you love this badass t-shirt but your girlfriend hates it? So what?! Go ahead and get it! She’ll love it afterwards. Or not. It doesn’t matter.

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A Badass Takes What’s His

Determination is a badass’s companion, no matter how big the goal. Did you lose a battle? Dust yourself off and win the war.

As Roddy Piper said it in They Live – I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass . . . and I’m all out of bubblegum.

There’s no goal too big to achieve. And being a badass is sometimes the only way to success. It gives you the superhuman strength to remove anyone and anything that stands in your way.

Be Blunt and Say What You Think

A badass will never sugarcoat what he thinks. He just says it. Time is precious, wasting it is completely unsuccessful.

Also, saying exactly what you think helps your voice being heard. Those who listen will thank you eventually.

Additionally, there’s no point being led astray from your path by trying to be something you’re not. Just read what Johnny Depp said – “Just keep moving forward and don’t give a shit about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do, for you.”

Killer Confidence Generates Instant Respect

Being a badass often involves blindingly trusting your own strengths.

You own this world, your life and everything you want. A badass is a solid motherfucker who could take on a pack of lions… one hand tied behind his back.

This kind of stone-cold confidence will get you the respect you deserve. And nobody can say a successful person isn’t respected.

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The fight is on. Fight like never before!

Anything less simply won’t cut it. If you feel like crying about it and saying I’m wrong, just remember what Chuck Norris said in Code of Silence: “If I want your opinion, I’ll beat it out of you.”

Being a badass will take you to great heights.

If you feel like movie quotes or movie characters aren’t quite examples of badassery, take a look at Elon Musk and everything he’s achieved so far.

He tried to buy rockets from the Russians for the Space X project and was asked a ridiculous amount of money. He flew back to the US and built his own.

For more inspiring badass stuff be sure to often come back to my blog.

Alexandra Nicola

COO at Squirrly
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