Being Stubborn isn’t always a bad thing

Let me just start by saying that some words just get a bad reputation, and “stubborn” is one of them. Maybe it’s because we’ve all been called stubborn at some point in our lives, and it probably wasn’t meant in a positive way. But sometimes being stubborn can be the best thing for you.

To paraphrase Merriam-Webster, to be stubborn is to be “unreasonably unyeilding”, and I can see how people could assume this is a bad thing. But what exactly is unreasonable? I guess it’s when everyone in the world is telling you that you’re wrong, that you should give up, that your goals are unrealistic and unattainable.

And maybe they’re right. Maybe your goal is unreasonable. Maybe it doesn’t make sense and there’s a strong possibility that you’ll fail. But if we’ve learned one thing throughout history it’s that “unreasonable” gets changed to “visionary” once the unreasonable is achieved.

Sometimes you have to persevere in the face of adversity. Sometimes you have to defy common conceptions and do what you KNOW is right. It might be the world telling you to stop, or your own mind telling you that you can’t do it… but it’s in moments like this when being 100% stubborn can be the best thing for you.