Badasses get what they want.
They have complete control over their lives.
And sure sometimes things happen that may throw the badass off.
But badasses are able to use mental toughness to bounce back quickly – often better than they were before.
You may see these “badasses” and wonder how you can be like that…
But the truth is…
We’re all badasses.
We all have that inner badass deep inside of us.
It’s just that some of this inner badassness has been numbed by social conditioning and a host of other environmental factors.
… and lost over the years.
When you look deep inside, you’ll see along, that you are already a badass.
And when you harness that rock-solid inner badass (Neil calls it “Inner Game) --- you can help others tap into their inner badass.
It’s a beautiful cycle…
So here are a few reminders and guidelines for owning your inner badass today:
#1 Stop Proving
You have nothing to prove.
No need to please, pretend, or protect in order to justify yourself.
You are you. Own it.
Everyone respects the person who is proud of his beliefs – no matter how weird or different.
#2 Be More Curious
Listen intently to someone when they speak to you.
Look at the world with the eyes of a child.
Ask more questions and engage in dialogue.
Beautiful opportunities will open up for you if you are curious about all that is around you.
#3 Look To The Company You Keep
You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
Yes, you’ve heard this a million times, and it’s true.
We tend to absorb and reflect the attitudes of the people around us – it’s our human nature.
Who you spend time with has a huge impact on how you see yourself and how you feel about yourself.
Are the people you’re with building you up, or bringing you down?
#4 Stop Wishing
Just fucking take action and work towards what you want.
Mindset is everything.
#5 Play To Your Strengths
Whatever you’re good at, do more of it.
If you’re not sure --- get curious, deeply curious about yourself.
Pay attention until you start noticing.
Think about how you would spend your day if you could do anything you wanted…
Now, make the time for yourself, and go do some of those things.
#6 Avoid The Comfort Zone
This is the danger zone.
You go into it and go blind into what’s happening.
The magic doesn’t happen in the comfort zone.
It happens in the places that force growth – the risky, uncomfortable places.
When we stop growing – we shrink and get left behind.
Confidence comes from stepping out of the comfort zone.
#7 Trust Your Full Intelligence
Intelligence is not just about your brain.
Your intuition and your emotions, even your gut – are all forms of intelligence.
We may not be able to logically understand something or prove it with facts – but that doesn’t mean its not real.
Pay attention to hunches or gut instincts.
Deepen your connection to your intuition and that inner whisper that tells you what’s right and what’s not.
This inner whisper is a superpower.
#8 Know You Are Ready
So many people are always waiting, waiting, first this, then that…
The truth is…
You’re 100% ready right now.
The time will never be perfect and the only way is to get started.