Your stubbornness is about to pay off. We’re going to view that dirty word in a whole other light. Say goodbye to the definition of stubborn in terms of pig-headed and narrow-mindedness. Sure, sometimes it’s possible to be stubborn, but we’re going to find a better word. Perhaps we’re not stubborn. Starting today, let’s use the word dedicated.
We formulate our game plan, make up our minds, and nothing will stop us now. We’re headstrong and nobody can stop us. We’ll make some needed adjustments along the way. We’ll adapt when people throw good ideas our way. That’s what’ll make us dedicated and determined vs stubborn.
The adjectives are all in the eyes of the user. People face adversity all the time. Many fail, quit, roll over, and throw in the towel. Others keep on chugging along, doing whatever it takes to make success happen.
When defined by a quitter, this seemingly irrational desire and attempt to succeed looks like stubbornness. “They’ll never make it, I don’t know why they don’t just throw in the towel.”
Another, more optimistic person might view the non-quitter as dedicated and determined. “They’ll do whatever it takes to make it happen. They will be destined for success.”
It’s two completely opposite ways to look at the same circumstance. It only depends on the person who is watching the show.
There’s undoubtedly a difference between stubborn and dedicated. Possessing an ability to adjust when something clearly needs to be changed for the better is what avoids stubbornness. If, despite your best interests, you carry on with an out of date plan, that’s stubbornness. So much so that we might deserve to fail.
Otherwise, you’re not stubborn. You are dedicated and determined. Nothing that any naysayer says can slow you down or stop you. In fact, it’ll only make you work harder, faster, and more accurate. You will be on top before you know it. It’s not Mr. Stubborn, it’s Mr. Dedicated.