Sometimes, however, persistence crosses into stubbornness. This is not necessarily good.
For example, some time ago I had an evening meeting. I had been to the location before and was certain I knew where it was. It was not there! I drove up and down the road several times without finding it. However, I knew it was there. Finally, I called for directions. The location was farther south than I thought.
The positive aspect of this was that I was persistent until I found it. The negative aspect was that my stubbornness kept me from finding it sooner. Things are not always as we remember. Sometimes we are wrong. When I arrived, I realized the mistake I had made. I had confused two crossroads.
Be persistent in attaining your goals. However, do not become so stubborn that it holds you back.