Being stubborn as a mule, has its ups and downs, and for now, I take that good with the bad. I have greater respect for someone who unwavering stands by what they believe, than someone who conforms to every contradiction thrown their way.
1. a. Unreasonably, often perversely unyielding; bullheaded.
1. b. Firmly resolved or determined; resolute.
2. Characterized by perseverance; persistent.
3. Difficult to treat or deal with; resistant to treatment or effort.
"Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up."
“Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.”