I recently read this book by Jeff Goins.
In the book he talks about harnessing your stubbornness. One should be stubborn on vision but flexible on details.
It is easy to get caught up in details. Real artists think of legacy, they think big picture. They are fixated on destination but not on how to get there. Tactics alone don’t work, Ramit Sethi talks about this in his book Your Move: The Underdog’s Guide to Building Your Business.
Thriving artists are both humble and stubborn. In every artists’ life there’s bound to be moments of rejection, and the best way to get through these tough times is to put the stubbornness to good use.
Stubborn side here is referred to as a part of you that refuses to give up or play by someone else’s rule.
Gritty attitude is a must if one wants to accomplish the goals but it there is a fine difference between grit and stubbornness.
Book by Jeff Goins – Real Artists don’t Starve