Character Quality - Diligence - from A Book in Time

Published on 21 November 2022 at 07:51

Be Diligent


12 - Diligence

Focus your energy and effort on the work at hand. Concentrate on the details, work hard, and comply with all rules, regulations, and instructions. See the project through to fruition using care and persistence. Diligence is indicative of a work ethic. It is good to work, and better if you have a belief system with a steadfast effort to do your part to completion while complying with all applicable standards. A tenacious effort is made to research, observe and analyze all information necessary while using caution and promptly regarding the project. Persistence and patience are exercised as you stay the course with purpose and commitment to both the project and the people involved.


It is difficult to simply describe the meaning of diligence. It is a powerful word with intense meaning. There are dozens of words used in affiliation with diligence. A list of some of them follows.


Words Associated with Diligence:

  • Achievement
  • Commitment
  • Dedication
  • Hard work
  • Devotion
  • Endurance
  • Purpose
  • Success
  • Tenacity
  • Goals
  • Strength
  • Doggedness
  • Course
  • Patience
  • Growth
  • Value
  • Examination
  • Evaluation
  • Disclosure
  • Security
  • Screening
  • Opportunities
  • Research
  • Analysis
  • Preparation
  • Care
  • Effort
  • Steadfastness
  • Timeliness
  • Attention
  • Meticulous
  • Thoughtfulness


Diligence is an admirable trait to strive for. It encompasses outstanding attributes and qualities, all referring to excellence in work performed. Do you see yourself as an industrious person? Would you consider yourself a diligent leader, employee, friend, or parent? If so, how can you reframe these characteristics and grow those around you with the same favorable and powerful attributes? If not, what will you focus on immediately to refine your qualities and mold them into diligent compliance? There is no better time to begin than right now.


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


But I never could have done what I have done, without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence.” Charles Dickens


Work is doing it. Discipline is doing it every day. Diligence is doing it well every day. Dave Ramsey


In order to have success, we have to make an effort and this demands persistent, diligent hard work.” Sunday Adelaja


The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.” Proverbs 13:4


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