Failure is the result of inflexibility, but so is success.
Thomas Edison said, “The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” But, he didn’t try the same thing over and over.
The dark side of persistence is inflexibility, stubbornness, resistance, hardheadedness, and a closed mind. When persistence is unwillingness to adapt, you’re doomed.
3 reasons leaders are hardheaded:
- History. It worked in the past.
- Attachment. They fall in love with their ideas.
- Ego. Adapting feels like failure.