I really enjoyed that article.
As a mod, I'm particularly happy about the forum direction.
But on a personal level, I have not always made conscious or deliberate decisions, but I can see that many of my decisions - which seemed contrary and contentious at the time - were actually me fighting for what I really wanted to be. Leaving a marriage, changing my name, moving to a new country, all of those were steps toward becoming who I want to be and having the life experience I want to have as a result.
It also puts an interesting framework on my "stubborn" tendency to say "No, I'm not going to do that, because I don't want to do it." While that CAN be just plain bloodymindedness, in recent years as I've become more and more conscious and more aware, I've just decided that I'm going to do what I want to do, and other than honouring obligations that I have chosen to accept, I'm not going to do things I don't want to do. I choose to be responsible (that is a choice, not a requirement), and I choose to be authentic, and I choose to do what I want and not what people tell me to want.
I think I've just had a consciousness shift. I love it when that happens.