Look, life is too short to tolerate other people’s paranoia and please every person around you. You have to be strong-willed and confident enough to build your walls and say NO whenever you feel like it.
It takes a lot of courage and a great deal of self-confidence gained through a long period of self-improvement and most importantly, love. But, when you finally reach that stage and you become a strong and assertive woman who knows her worth and stands her ground, you become invincible.
Here’s how you know you’ve reached a level of badass-ness:
1. YOU’VE BEEN INSULTED AND CALLED A BITCH MANY TIMES
You’d be surprised how most of the people out there are easily intimidated by a woman with “balls”. Not all of us can stand hearing the truth and face the consequences of accepting the brutal reality.
2. YOU ARE NOT AFRAID TO MAKE A SCENE AS LONG AS YOU RESPECT YOUR VALUES
You are absolutely careless about what others have to say about you. Such mean and hurtful comments don’t affect you, not even a tiny bit, because you know exactly who you are.
As a result, you are not afraid to ruffle some feather if that means protecting your integrity and defending your beliefs.
3. YOU HATE THE FACT THAT IF A MAN DID THE SAME HE’D BE PRAISED
It’s the era of double standards and it feels like it lasts forever.
You are completely aware that if a man manifested such recklessness and boldness, he’d be applauded and cheered.
But, when a woman does it, she’s suddenly “a frustrated bitch who needs to get laid”.
4. MOST MEN ARE USUALLY INTIMIDATED BY YOU
Most men wouldn’t even accept a powerful, assertive woman in their life, let alone embrace her energy and vigorous soul.
So, it’s no wonder for you that most of the men you meet are either immediately intimidated by you or do their best to put you down.
5. YOU DON’T TAKE SHIT FROM ANYONE
You’ve built a solid wall around you and you promised yourself that nothing and no one would ever make you succumb to the pressure.
You are aware of how much you worth, and you are completely conscious of what your values, opinions, and boundaries are.
No one can change that.
6. YOU HAVE A VOICE THAT MAKES PEOPLE LISTEN TO YOU
It’s not that you’re bossy. On the contrary, people usually define you as a truly calm, chilled person. However, the tone of your voice says otherwise.
You possess a remarkable ability to lead people. Your voice radiates with certainty, confidence, and optimism. The essentials of change.
7. YOU ARE NOT BITCHY, YOU ARE CONFIDENT
But, no matter how other people perceive you, you will always stay positive and confident. Your life path and your personality could never be determined by someone else than you.
8. YOU SAY IT LIKE IT IS
No sugar-coated realities, pleasant-sounding clichés, or unrealistic expectations. You are nothing but the truth. The cold, brutal, hard-to-swallow truth.
No matter how bad it burns and stings, the harsh truth will always be better than a sweet lie.
9. YOU OFTEN FIND YOURSELF IN LEADERSHIP ROLES
You have a remarkable way of presenting yourself in front of people. Your confident posture and your bold, yet kind behavior make people instantly fall in love with you.
As a result, you often find yourself in many leadership roles.
10. YOU ASK QUESTIONS
Some might be scared to raise their voice and acquire useful info about everything they’re interested out of sheer embarrassment.
But, you? You are not afraid to ask for an elaborate and well-supported answer to all of your questions. You are not afraid to be heard, even if you’re wrong.
11. YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING YOU DO
And, no it’s not because of dumb luck. You worked your ass off to get where you are now, and every goal you achieved, was a well-deserved prize for your immense effort.
Your remarkable ability for developing mad skills is what got you through the most desperate moments.
You go, girl!
12. BUT EVEN THOUGH YOU’RE ASSERTIVE AND OPINIONATED, YOU KNOW THAT YOU’RE NOT ALWAYS RIGHT
You are completely aware that people are fallible and even the best ones make mistakes. No matter how self-confident, assertive and positive you are, you also know that your opinion may not always be the best one.
You are not always right about everything and that’s perfectly fine by you.