What is diligence and why does it matter?
Diligence is persistence, dedication and hard work.
“Diligence doesn’t guarantee us any victories on the field or any victories in life (it’s not a guaranteed formula), but it gives us a better chance than most.” Aaron Best, EWU Head Football Coach and PACE guest columnist for March, 2019.
“Diligence is defined as persistence, dedication, and hard work. Some may say these qualities are deep-rooted within individuals while others say they are acquired. It is my experience that they are both.” Tracie Husted, Intervention Specialist, West Valley School District and PACE guest columnist for March, 2019
“Accepting that progress is progress no matter how big or small and knowing that if I worked diligently my once wishful thought could – and now has – become a reality.” Trevor Kennedy, Spokane Empire Running Back and PACE guest columnist for March, 2017.
Below are three easy ideas to stimulate family conversation and activity to explore character concepts, aligned with your child’s school PACE character education program.
March – Diligence
Persistence, dedication and hard work
- TALK – use this prompt to start a conversation with your family about this month’s character trait:
Read the definition of diligence. ...
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CREATE A CHARACTER MOMENT WITH YOUR FAMILY
Here’s an idea to start a family conversation, aligned with your child’s school PACE character education program.
Use this prompt to start a conversation with your family about this month’s character trait:
Read the definition of diligence....Read More
Diligence…the habit of being persistent and making hard-working effort in your work or duties. Actively practicing diligence may be one of the more difficult to master, however, because its application applies in every aspect of our waking hours. It is a character trail that is instilled at an early age and continues through every phase of our lives. ...Read More
Spokane County Library Suggests…
Diligence Reading List
March – Diligence: Persistence, dedication, and hard work
You can do it, Noisy Nora! / Rosemary Wells (2020)
Catkwondo / Lisl H....
Exploring Commitment vs Goals: The Power of Persistence, Dedication and Hard Work
Mike Nilson looked out across the room and, quoting Dr. John Berardi, started with a simple premise, “We overestimate what we can do in a day and underestimate what we can do in a year.” Mike,...Read More