By definition, diligence is characterized by a steady, energetic and earnest effort. Diligence involves dedication and dedication involves devotion. Devotion is a form of love. So diligence shows love.
So I want to be more diligent in all my roles and responsibilities. I want diligence to become a character trait of mine. I want to understand diligence more because I have practiced it more.
So this year, I am seeking and striving for diligence. I am memorizing the phrase "steady energetic earnest effort equals diligence".
In the scriptures there are many examples of diligence. 3 Nephi 6:14, Alma 7:33. Here is a talk that discusses diligence in keeping the commandments.
I also found this lovely poem: Click here to visit VoicesNet.com to read the poem called "Diligence Delivers Excellence" by Fenny Fenibo West, Nigeria
I have also learned that diligence is one of the seven heavenly virtues in Catholicism. This description on wikipedia of diligence is good.
I hope to learn much about myself and being diligent this year.
What is your word for 2011?