Most of us live our lives wracked in fear.
When we were kids we imagined ourselves as superheroes, cowboys, and astronauts. Most of us have ended up being much less than that.
Castrated accountants. Sad bankers. Depressed cubicle dwellers.
We look at our lives and resign ourselves to more years of quiet desperation. But it doesn’t have to be that way…it’s not too late to be a total badass.
Here are 2 ways you can be a badass by the end of tomorrow.
1. PICK A FIGHT
When is the last time you were in a fight?
For most of us it’s been a long time.
Now, I’m not going to suggest that you go out tonight and start a fight club in your basement.
That would be silly, and I’m way too good looking to get hit in the face, but I do believe that fighting keeps us young and healthy.
Here’s why: Stressful situations make us want to do two things: Fight or Run.
Most of the time we do neither. We fold. We suck it up. We relive the situation over and over again thinking of what we should have done.
And that build-up of inaction kills us.
Next time you’re in a stressful situation: bad customer service, unfair job practices, rude classmate…say something. The first thing that pops in your head.
Just let it out. Sometimes that beast inside you needs to see the light of day.
2. HELP AN INNOCENT PERSON
There is someone you know right now that needs something that you can help with.
Maybe your little sister needs $40 to pay her utility bill. Maybe we can go to K-Mart and pay of someone’s layaway (I did this last Christmas with my little brother and it was awesome). Maybe we can tutor a kid.
Look around, there is somewhere that you can help in the next two days that will take you less than 10 minutes and less than $10. Just do it.
And that’s it. Do those two things. Rinse and repeat. You’re well on your way to being a bad ass.