Welcome my friends to this week’s episode of Motivational Moments with Maria. I’m your host Crazy Coach Maria and am thrilled you are listening in. My intention every week is give you some food for thought and some tools to increase the joy, and fulfillment in your life.
Has anyone every accused you of being stubborn? Well, maybe. But is stubbornness a bad thing? Not necessarily. Change your thinking and you change your world my friends. Stubbornness is a sign of tenacity.
Three years ago I made two huge decisions that have transformed my life. I was dogged and stubborn with a purpose. I had a good job, yet I was not feeling completely fulfilled so I dug my heals in and said…it’s time…time for a change that will reignite my life’s purpose. Many said, don’t do it, you will regret the decision. Some said, you will fail. I was stubborn in my pursuit, and I quit the job, started my new coaching practice and am the happiest I have ever been. You see I wanted to impact more people in achieving their dreams and not be limited to an 8-5. I wrote down my goals with the end in mind.
So today is a big day and I am celebrating. I am celebrating 3 years of weekly podcasting. That’s a lot of episodes. That’s a lot of stubbornness. That’s a lot of consistency and I like to define stubbornness with another word – I call it stick-to-itiveness and I am certain you have heard me use that term before.
Stubbornness makes us persevere. It helps us stand our ground when everyone else is trying to tell us that we are wrong. Used with good judgement, stubbornness can be a strong leadership quality and a key determinant of success. Because stubborn people know what they want, they tend to be more decisive.
Listen in for some insights on stubbornness.