“You are way too stubborn,” is what you may have listened to a zillion time. You might have mocked it away, explained it, or even ignored it often, but deep down your heart you know you don’t deserve to be constantly reminded of it this way.
‘Stubborn’ has always remained a word of the negative stream. Like many others out there, even you are unaware of how beautifully you are growing your wings and lightening up your future while inspiring others with your stubbornness.
Dear Stubborn, there are several reasons why it is okay to be stubborn sometimes and if you are still unaware of them, hold my hand and walk further to know:
1. Who Else Will Understand Your Dreams Better Than You?
There are loads of things which you desperately want and have even planned about it day and night burning midnight’s oil. Those are the things that move you or call you every now and then to an extent that you have even started breathing them. No one other than you can understand the struggle of explaining to others your plans and why they are so important to you. But, it is high time people, and you have to admit that people understand only through their level of perception. So, you better do what your heart says. If they call you Stubborn, they are not wrong. That’s okay.
2. You Need to Be Your Own Person, Right?
Hey, Stubborn? You deserve yourself. You know? You love yourself and do whatever it takes to face the obstacles in your way. It’s okay to be your own person and not blindly follow the crowd. You know what you want and what makes you happy. Knowing yourself completely is a difficult task at which most of the crowd fail. Most of the population around you is still confused about what they’re doing with their lives and what they ultimately want. You are different. You don’t give up like others and fight till the end to get your things done straight. You are allowed to be stubborn and that’s okay.
3. You Don’t Need a Challenge. You Own the Challenge, Don’t You?
It’s okay to be stubborn because by being so, you constantly challenge your own self, own calibre and achievements. You don’t need extrinsic motivation. You are your own lit up source of motivation. The word ‘Impossible’ doesn’t exist in your dictionary. While others will be depressed and afraid of stepping forward, you are unstoppable because you know how risking a few things and working hard for your wishes is worth it. You never quit and that’s what make you come out as a Stubborn. Yes. That’s okay. You are stubborn, and we love you.
4. Can Anyone Drag You Down? No. No. No.
You have certain values and ethics built up through your past experiences, teachings, and reasons. Come what may, you will always stand by them. You value them. Others can get distracted and adjust or compromise at times for fewer privileges and temporary recognition but you won’t. That’s what makes you look rude to the world sometimes, but you are not. You are stubborn. That’s okay.
5. Has Anyone Told You This? You Are the Inspiration!
I know this society has never really made you feel anything other than ashamed of being so stubborn. But, trust me; you inspire others in every way even though none, including you, accept it. People remember you for your ‘You may get hit, but never quit’ attitude. They wish they could be or act like you. They wish they have the same determination, decisiveness as you. You motivate everyone around. I am not saying these things to make you feel better but to make you realize how your presence is important in others’ lives. Do you still feel bad about being stubborn? If yes, that’s okay.
Dear Stubborn, you’re not unrealistic or naive. Your stubbornness is a part of who you are. You need to acknowledge the worth of it instead of worrying about what others say (That’s what you always do. ;)). Your calling is worth every chance taken. Your heart matters. The things that inspire you are worth chasing regardless of what society think of it. Your dreams are not for everyone. They are for you. Who else will take care of them if not you?
Life can keep your call on hold, but you are going to get the right answer
I know about your depths, darkness, fears, and efforts you are taking. And, guess what? That’s okay because all of this compilation is making you stronger, more beautiful and a better version of yourself. You are stubborn.