The Virtue Of Diligence

As I travel this nation on this crusade to help others accomplish far more than they ever thought possible with their personal finances, I am continually reminded about the virtue of diligence.

Everyone understands “spend less than you make” and “save money for a rainy day”, yet not everyone spends less than they make or saves money for those rainy days.   Why is this?

There are many reasons, but one of the largest is the lack of diligence (also known as self-control).

According to, other words that have similar meanings to the word “diligence” include:

  • Commitment
  • Concentration
  • Consideration
  • Dedication
  • Deliberation
  • Perseverance

Knowledge without application is useless.   Application of fundamental financial principles requires diligence even when it seems that you are getting nowhere or the goal seems so far away that it is unattainable.   We can’t be diligent for a day, week, month, or even a year.   Diligence many times will demand years before the fruit of that diligence pays off.

What do you do that helps you remain DILIGENT?

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