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I know that the title might sound a little iffy from someone like me, but bear with me. I’m not saying that it’ll be easy, but it is possible.
There are a lot of things that go into being a badass, some are easy and some are a stone bitch. Some sound easy but turn into a complicated mess, while others sound hard but turn out to be as easy as falling down.
To start off, you have to realize that you’ve been lied to. Your whole life. About nearly everything.
Now that we have that little bit out of the way, lets tackle some of the cooler stuff. You know, like how can you make your coworkers step away from you slowly while praying to god that you don’t cal lighting from the sky. I’ve seen this happen, it is fucking hilARious. There is nothing quite like seeing a petite woman with a soft voice make people shut up and back away.
And now you’re drooling and wondering how you too can give people that look. Sounds like something from a movie, but it’s not. It just takes time and work. Hard work, dedication and a willingness to look deep inside yourself. Look deep down in there, cast a line and draw things up to the surface.
So on to the real information.
Being beautiful, or a badass is all about what’s inside you. It’s not so much about what is on the outside, it’s about bringing the inside out. You don’t need weights, or sunglasses, or a million dollar wardrobe for this. It doesn’t cost a penny to do this (which is why I can do it too).
No matter what you may have seen on tv or in a movie, being a badass isn’t about what you look like. It’s about who you are. The same thing goes for being beautiful. It’s about treating yourself like the badass that you are. It’s a state of being, nothing more.
So I suppose you want some actionable steps? Fine, but don’t expect miracles overnight ok? (it could happen, but don’t blame me when it doesn’t)
Take care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Eat better, get healthy and stop being a slave to commercials and processed shit. Lose the fat asshole, you aren’t fooling anyone when you say it’s a “garage for your favorite tool”. The same applies for ladies too. You know better, you really do. You can be BIG without being a tub, I’ve seen it and found it beautiful myself. But you know what? That is exceedingly fucking rare, most of us aren’t built that way. I don’t give two shits what you look like, but being healthy is IMPORTANT. You can’t be a beautiful badass when you’re wheezing to get up the whopping four steps to your front door. You get me? I’m talking about you half-starved skinny twits too. It’s about being healthy and good to yourself, not starving OR overeating.
Be good to yourself mentally too. You can’t be badass if you’re constantly berating yourself. It’s about confidence here. Stop telling yourself the lies you’ve been taught. You ARE a badass, you ARE awesome, you ARE beautiful, You ARE whatever the fuck you tell yourself you are. If you tell yourself that you are weak and worthless, then guess what asshole? You WILL be. So cut that shit out starting right now. You think a real badass ever tells themselves that they can’t do something? Nope, they do it ANYWAY.
But Eric, how do I do that stare thing?
Once upon a time, I was a badass. I was comfortable in my skin, and with who I was. I knew without any doubt whatsoever who I was. I once was able to make chills go down people’s spines with just a few words, and I could create awe with a single glance. I’m getting it back, bit by bit and piece by piece.
The stare thing is simple to do, but a motherfucker to figure out in the first place. Even if I tell you how, there is no guarantee you’ll be able to pull it off. I can’t do it anymore (damnit). But I’ll tell you how I used to do it. Take a single emotion or feeling from down deep inside of you. Let it fill you up completely without letting it show at all. That’s trick one, learning to not let it show. Then, when it has filled you up till you feel about to burst, hold it for a count of ten. When you get to ten, slowly raise your gaze to your target and let that feeling spill out of your eyes completely. Let the entirety of that feeling fill your eyes until they burn and want to tear up from the force of the feeling. Just let it ALL out of your eyes while maintaining eye contact with your target(s). Does it work? Yes. Is it easy? NO.
How can you teach someone else to do what you can’t? I remember how, I just don’t have quite the self confidence I used to. Too much bullshit has sapped me over the years. I’m getting it back, but it’s taking time.
So what about the towering inferno thingy you said in your title?
It’s about being something. Something that has to be looked UP at. Something that walks down the street crackling with energy like an approaching storm. It’s about being a living, breathing avatar of greatness. You should be a maelstrom, a whirling symbol of power and confidence. We should all be true to ourselves and our hearts. We should all be forces of nature, causing change upon all the things we drop our gaze upon.
So get your shit together, like I’m doing. Get to know yourself inside and start treating yourself like a race car instead of some old clunker. You are already a towering inferno of beautiful badass, you only need to acknowledge it.
I used to be able to do that too, either scare or melt people with just a look.