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It's possible to Kick Ass... without being an asshole..
I tell my kids to "Kick Ass today" when I drop then off at school.
When someone tells me good news... I often respond with "Kick Ass" and the driving factor getting me out of bed in the morning is that I love the feeling of kicking my to do list's ass.
(Sorry Mom, I know I said "ass" alot there.. )
I explain it to my kids that I think the race to good grades is stupid... and don't care if they have better grades than other kids... I care that they take on their school work/tests... and kick their asses.
In sports its not about "beating" the other team... not about kicking the ass of another human being, it's about taking all the barriers that are between you and realizing the success of achieving your goals... and kicking their asses!
At our jobs... it's not about beating the other guy to the raise or promotion... it's about kicking your jobs ass and earning the raise promotion.
In marriage it's not about acting like your happy for perceptions sake, even though you aren't communicating and solving issues its about squaring off together against those issues... and kicking their ass!
Why bring this up and type the word "ass" 57 times in a post Cody?
Well... funny you should ask...
I see alot of folks that believe that you have to be an asshole... to kick ass.
The point of this post is that the phrase is just a philosophy of attacking your to do list, attacking life, winning the day. It doesn't mean you have to be an asshole. It doesn't mean you have to punch another human being in the face, it means you should punch your tasks in the face, kick your barriers to success' ass.
You don't have to fight the other 3rd grade football coaches or cuss at the refs to be a kick ass dad football coach... that makes you an asshole.
You don't have to sabotage/bad mouth/gossip about your co-workers to get the raise/promotion... that makes you an asshole, not an ass-kicker.
Plain and simple: It is possible to be a respectful caring person and still be an ass-kicker.
*** I wrote and re-wrote this post about 18 times over 2 days... I would love it... then re-read it and hate it... finally I just quit re-writing... not happy with it, but trying to get it where I wanted it, was kicking my ass.