October Powerful Word – DILIGENCE – Week 1

This week, we’re talking about diligence, what it means to us, and what it means when those we lead work with diligence. Thomas Fuller once said; “Care and diligence bring luck.”It’s a funny thing when people label a person who has worked for years at becoming great at a skill, “lucky” or “an overnight success” once people find out about his or her talent. There’s really nothing “lucky” or “overnight” about it! Overnight success is often the result of many years of constant and consistent diligence. How would you explain diligence to a young person or classmate who looks to you as someone who is “lucky” or just “seems to get it?” As a leader, how can we help those we lead to understand the importance of diligence to goal achievement and success? This week, the Powerful Thought Assignment is to rate yourself on a scale from 1 to 10: How diligent are you? What would bring your rank up just 1 point? What would a 10 look like?