Are you independent or are you stubborn?
It’s a fine line between being “independent” and being “stubborn.”
Being independent means being able to get along and function on your own without needing anyone else’s help nor approval. It also means you are open to hearing other’s ideas and to learning better ways to move forward.
However, being stubborn means insisting that you know how to do what you do irrespective of evidence or offered support; even if it’s not getting the best results. Stubbornness means you’re more determined to get your way rather than get it done well. In reality, stubbornness harms relationships and holds you back.
It’s a sign of strength to ask for help when you need it. It’s a sign of maturity to recognize when you need the help.
Even strong independent people have areas where they need others.
Recognize them. Get help.
Then return the favor.
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