Stubbornness is tricky and positive meant.
The irony is here. Anyone is named stubborn, only after his decisions are turned successful. Otherwise, doesn’t matter how confident or correct he is, when he fails, he is never named the same.
Not just the stubbornness, it happens the same with many other traits by which people are typically categorized.
External factors just don’t affect the results; they affect the way you are seen and understood too. The less one thinks of being seen or understood, the more he becomes successful. But again, ironically, the more one thinks of being seen or understood, often, the more he appears successful.
Remembered are those who are seen successful but not those who knew they were successful. A wish to be remembered plays the whole game. It influences the choice we make of becoming or appearing successful.
PS: Another post of the day… Work and wait.