“Be obstinate, not stubborn”

“Tell the world what you intend to do but first show it”

-Napoleon Hill 

Never be easily influenced by others and their opinions especially if they are not an authority in your field. Let gossip pass through one ear and out the other. I say obstinate rather than stubborn as you can distinguish to suit the context of this post.

It is important to have an open ear to others but only to a select few. It is vital to have a good team of individuals that you can elaborate ideas, allow constructive suggestion, not criticism to flow and also offer encouragement. Have you ever watched those talent shows on T.V. when someone auditions to sing but is so horrible you wonder if they live alone or  have true friends? You don’t want that to happen to you in reference to your ideas do you?

Have confidence in your ideas, you can’t go wrong with a burning desire to execute. If you are a capable person then you would educate yourself and plan accordingly. The mere fact you are so confident probably means your ideas are plausibleOur minds have a peculiar way of calculating factors based on knowledge and experiences we don’t realize right away often referred to as “hunches” or “gut feelings”.

“Never tell anyone your plans until you have executed them, you might get a false sense of accomplishment when positively reinforced by the other party.”

– Desroy Reece 

I have no idea where he read or got that concept, he always hits me with these quotes. It is so strange but after you say things of the nature out loud to unfitting ears (no purpose), you almost lose energy and some focus. Have you ever heard the saying “never tell the devil your plans?

“Remember, also, that every time you open your mouth in the presence of a person who has an abundance of knowledge, you display to that person your exact stock of knowledge or your lack of it! Genuine wisdom is usually conspicuous through modesty and silence.

Keep in mind the fact that every person with whom you associate is, like yourself,  seeking the opportunity to accumulate money. If you talk about your plans too freely, you may be surprised when you learn that some other person has beaten you to your goal by putting into action ahead of you the plans of which you talked unwisely.”

-Napoleon Hill, “Think and Grow Richer” 

I’m currently in the educating phase and marketing myself with this blog. I hope people read and understand the points that I include with my posts as they are largely based on observations and self education. Self-help is the only way, no one can transmute your ideas to action as effectively and efficiently as you can.

“Educate” the word is derived from the Latin “educo,” meaning to educe, to draw out, to develop from within.” 

5 thoughts on ““Be obstinate, not stubborn”

  1. This was the exact reason my novel writing tutor told my class not to go around telling people our story idea. The act of telling your story and having it well received gives us a piece of that feel-good positive recognition which tides us over for a while, effectively distracting us from working towards the real project. It is difficult too but once you get in the habit of keeping your best secrets to yourself you develop the ability to surprise people, and that’s always nice.
    Great blog post. Thoroughly agree with it all.

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