Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that stubbornness should not be confused with determination. Some of us appear to have stubbornness running through our veins, so much so that it may even be written across our hearts. Others of us simply have momentary encounters with stubbornness as we refuse to allow it to dwell in our midst for very long. Yet, whatever the case may be, none of us are strangers to stubbornness. Some of us just court it more closely than others.
Since we all have some sort of familiarity with stubbornness, we all need to be aware of the fact that stubbornness occasionally attempts to masquerade around under the guise of determination, though try as hard as it may, it is never quite that convincing in the long run. Sure, stubbornness can in some instances resemble determination – both require a firm stance, focused effort, and an unrelenting pursuit of something. However, stubbornness usually is birthed out of a dedication to selfishness, whereas determination traditionally stems from a more neutral base.