Wednesday, April 4, 2012
D is for Diligence
Woody Allen once said, "Eighty percent of success is showing up."
Determination is a good thing, but determination can all too easily wane. (Right about now anyone who has ever been on a diet and exercise program is hollering, "Amen!") Plus, determination will only take you so far - it gets interrupted by all manner of things.
Diligence, on the other hand, is about showing up no matter what, paying attention to the nuance in your day, and adjusting accordingly in order to get things done.
I find it ironic that the french definition of diligence (dee-lee-zhahns)is a stagecoach.
No matter the destination, diligence will carry you on the journey.
Posted by Barb Black at 11:11:00 AM