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.
Sometimes the best way to learn how to be is to learn how NOT to be. Here is a list of all the ways one can lose, or never earn, the trust of others. Perhaps discuss this list with the older children in your life or your coworkers/employees....Read More
Teaching diligence can be tricky. It can be a hard topic to tackle at all ages. Here is a video and discussion guide that may help for older groups of students.
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
To be consistent at anything in life, the characteristic of diligence must be present! To care and act as such, one must have diligence at a foundational level. This characteristic has multiple ways to describe its definition. The partial definition of the word as an “energetic effort” certainly stood out because of its close association with the word “care.”
To show or use diligence at a high level,...Read More