Stubbornness

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Realty West CalBRE #01458572

"It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it." — Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), English playwright and author

Stubborn people are often called rebels, a moniker that may or may not be correct. Stubbornness can be a good thing if it leads to creativity and inventiveness. A desire not to be the same old same old. A desire not to be average. A desire to be a leader rather than a follower.

At other times it can be a detriment if one refuses to change even when the facts and the circumstances indicate that change might be the best thing to do.

The creative and inventive rebels have learned to channel their stubbornness into something positive. The rebels who rebel for the sake of rebelling have not. The problem is, for those of us who have mastered our stubbornness, how do we help those who have not without causing them to rebel?

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Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
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Hi Russel, Good post. Thanks for sharing.

Best - Sash

July 21, 2009 04:24 AM
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Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas

Life 101 is an excellent book. I read it years ago and probably should have followed its advice a little more closely! I still have it, so maybe I'll add it to my lengthy re-reading list.

Cheers,

Robin

July 21, 2009 07:50 AM
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Hey, Carla - Reminds me of the license plate frame I sometimes see: "I'm not stubborn. I simply know I'm right."

Hey, Candice - I freely admit that I have been "fixed in my ways" at times - LOL.

Hey, Monika - One can gain great power when one can put one's stubbornness - or any other vice - to good use. I do it with my inability to stay awake longer than four or five hours. A catnap here and a catnap there, and I can go 24/7 for eternity.

Hey, Maria - "To everything there is a reason" someone once said.

Hey, Sally and David - I don't know. I think "determined" and "stubborn" are to different things.

Hey, Dinah Lee and Sash - Thanks for stopping by.

Hey, Robin - I think this is my fourth time through it, specifically to share with ActiveRain this time, although I'm getting some valuable reminders again myself.

July 22, 2009 03:32 PM
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Al & Peggy Cunningham Brokers, Brampton Ontario Homes For Sale 905-450-5500
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Great positive spin there Russel!  Instead of looking at you can't stay awake more than 4 or 5 hours as a negative, you made lemonade and now cat nap a bit and stay up longer!  That's determination right?

July 23, 2009 01:19 PM
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Exactly!

July 23, 2009 01:42 PM
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