Diligence

5 In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.

2 Peter 1:5-7

Quotes

“True diligence runs contrary to human nature.”

Steven K. Scott

“Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.”

Samuel Johnson

“What we ever hope to do with ease, we must first learn to do with diligence.”

Samuel Johnson

“True diligence runs contrary to human “The reward of a work is to have produced it; the reward of effort is to have grown by it.”

Antonin Sertillanges

“A person who remains focused and works diligently will eventually develop essential skills and expertise”

Sunday Adelaja

Reflection

Diligence is a value that finds ways to impact all my other values. It’s fundamental to hard work and practice and is the antithesis of procrastination. The more I practice diligence, the more I desire to grow in all aspects of my personhood. I find that a close relative to diligence is discipline, and they work in tandem to produce consistent excellence and results. I believe being consistent and dependable are qualities worth embodying and for being known. So I strive to grow in being diligent.

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