Diligence: constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind.
I plan to do periodic blog posts featuring a specific word. The word today is DILIGENCE. I love this word! It embodies so much of what I want to be and do: work hard, stay focused, be determined in the overcoming of my faults and the pursuit of my accomplishments, and persevere. We are intrepid! We carry on! Good stuff!
My son David is a great example to me of diligence. He is well on his way to a stellar career as a musician, and his discipline and dedication in his work inspires me daily. Keep it up, David! I love you!
"Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes." —Miguel de Cervantes