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2 Peter 1:5-7

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.


“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
“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


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.