10 Traits Of Badass Women Who Are Bossing Life

10 Traits Of Badass Women Who Are Bossing Life ©iStock/warrengoldswain

We’re strong, independent, and confident as hell. No matter what happens in our lives, we power through it and succeed because success is a choice we make every single day. We come in many different forms, but we all share certain traits that make us who we are.

  1. We don’t see failure as an option. Our success is no coincidence; we get up every day and choose to be awesome. We weren’t handed anything; we’re bosses because we worked hard to get as far as we have, and anyone could do the same thing if they put in the same kind of effort we did.
  2. We keep our priorities straight. It wasn’t easy clawing our way to the top, so we have to keep our priorities in check in order to stay there. If you ask us to blow off work in favor of a spontaneous beach trip, we’ll be tempted but, ultimately, we’ll choose to maintain our empire. We do believe in taking breaks and vacations, but we plan them ahead so that we can get all our projects done first.
  3. We’re constantly on a time deficit. We have so many important projects going on all the time; there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done and still find time to eat and sleep. It’s not an easy life, but it’s rewarding to end each day by looking back on everything we accomplished.
  4. Caffeine is our best friend. It wouldn’t be possible to do what we do without copious amounts of coffee and energy drinks. Because we’re constantly on a time deficit, we’re also usually on a sleep deficit as well, and we need our good friends Starbucks and Monster to help us keep our eyes open and our minds focused.
  5. We can’t stand petty drama. We think drama is unnecessary and annoying, and those who perpetrate it need to find a new hobby. We really don’t have the time or interest to follow who’s fighting or talking crap about each other. In our limited free time, we want to simply relax.
  6. We’re constantly setting new goals. One or two victories isn’t enough for us; we’re constantly striving towards higher goals. Yesterday’s success was great, but we always make it a goal to be better than who we were yesterday.
  7. We don’t understand why guys are so intimidated by us. What we do on a regular basis is exactly what men have done for generations, so why is it so hard to accept that women are capable of bossing it up too? Is it because we require a completely equal relationship or just because we don’t need them? It doesn’t make sense to us; we see it as a good thing that we’re self-sufficient.
  8. We don’t prioritize a guy until he prioritizes us. Because dating is so challenging for us, we don’t jump head-first into any new potential relationship. We don’t want to be distracted from our hustle unless he’s truly worth it, so we won’t prioritize a new guy until he shows us first that we’re a priority to him.
  9. People constantly tell us to take a break, but we don’t want to. There’s no such thing as break mode when we’re trying to achieve something, and trying to take one in order to appease someone else doesn’t help us. In fact, it just exacerbates our anxiety about getting results. Please stop worrying about us; we’re fine and we don’t need a break.
  10. We give zero f*cks about what anyone else thinks of us. We’re self-made women, and the opinions of others have no bearing on our self-esteem. We know that we’re awesome because we became that way on purpose, and no one can ever take that away from us.
Anna Martin Yonk is a freelance writer and blogger in sunny North Carolina. She loves hanging out with her goofy husband and two rescue dogs and can be found at the beach with a drink in hand whenever possible. You can find her on Instagram @mrsyonkdogmom or on her Facebook page.