10 Things Every Strong, Badass Woman Knows How To Do

10 Things Every Strong, Badass Woman Knows How To Do ©iStock/Georgijevic

You’re an incredibly strong, intelligent, badass woman — but you’re still human. While it’s tempting to think that bossing life means having to be “on” 24/7 and never showing any weakness, that’s silly. It just means you know how to do these 10 important things:

  1. Say no. Sure, it’s important to say yes to things as well, to open yourself up to new experiences, but you should never feel guilty about saying no to something you really, truly don’t want to do. It’s actually a good thing — it shows people you have boundaries, and you’re not afraid to enforce them.
  2. Bounce back from crappy experiences. Life sucks sometimes, no doubt about it, but what separates the strong from the weak is how you deal with it. You’re definitely pretty badass if you can accept that stuff happens, learn from it, and move on knowing that bigger and better things lie ahead.
  3. Ask guys out. Strong women don’t wait around — you go after who and what you want. Why would you wait for a guy to ask you out? That’s so old-fashioned and outdated. You could miss out on the love of a lifetime by never speaking up, and you’re not about to allow that to happen.
  4. Accept rejection. It happens to everyone, whether it’s dating or career-related. You know not everyone will want to be with you or hire you, and not only are you totally OK with that, but you don’t allow it to derail you. You know you’ll end up in the job and the guy you deserve, so you just keep working.
  5. Take action instead of just talking. It’s the worst when someone complains about a situation but refuses to do anything to change it. You wouldn’t dream of that. You mean what you say. If you set a goal, you’ve got a plan of action to meet it.
  6. Get out of bad situations. Crappy jobs, lackluster dates, emotionally draining friendships and relationships… you don’t care what it is, you just know that if it’s not good for you, you’re out the door super fast without another thought.
  7. Stand up for yourself at work. Your work life may not be The Devil Wears Prada, but you still need to stand up for yourself at the office sometimes. Maybe a coworker is trying to claim one of your ideas or your boss is on your case when your workload is already out of this world — whatever’s happening, you’re not afraid to speak up for what’s right.
  8. Not care about being polite. You get that sometimes listening to your head and heart is much more important than someone else’s feelings. Of course, you don’t intentionally set out to hurt anyone, but you’re also not going to mince words when it comes to standing up for what you believe in.
  9. Keep your eye on the prize. You don’t get FOMO or worry about what you should be doing, because you have goals that you’re working towards and those are the most important things in the world to you. You’re not about to get distracted from achieving your biggest dreams.
  10. Ask for help. It’s not weak to ask for help or advice sometimes — it’s actually the strongest thing you can do. It means admitting you’re not perfect and that you don’t know everything (even though you think you do). Of course, you also know when to politely smile and totally ignore advice that doesn’t work for you. It’s a tricky balance but you’ve got it down.
Aya Tsintziras is a freelance lifestyle writer and editor from Toronto, Canada. In addition to writing about dating and relationships for Bolde, she also writes about movies, TV, and video games for ScreenRant and GameRant. She has a Political Science degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Journalism from Ryerson University. You can find her on Twitter @ayatsintziras and on Instagram @aya.tsintziras.