Virtue of the Week: Diligence

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Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.


Diligence is doing what needs to be done with care, concentration and single-pointed attention. It springs from our desire for excellence. When we work with diligence; we give our absolute best. We are artisans, crafting whatever we create with love. We work meticulously in alignment with our purpose. Diligence is needed in tending our relationships. We choose them with discernment, then give them our full commitment, joy, love and excellence to keep them strong and alive. Diligence is deeply satisfying to our souls.

Quote: “Genius is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.” – Thomas Alva Edison

 The Practice of Diligence

I give 100% to the work I do.

I strive for excellence.

I pay full attention to whatever I am doing.

I am conscientious and careful.

I work with love.

I give my best to my relationships.

I am thankful for the gift of Diligence.

It energizes my life.


—————–Questions for Discussion——————


  • What conditions empower me to work with diligence? What factors inhibit my ability to work with diligence?
  • What does working with love look like when working at home, profession ally and in your closest relationships?
  • Is there anything from the past that is getting in the way of your doing your best?
  • Is there anything in your relationships that need tending to? What does that look like to tend to your relationships as a daily practice?

The Virtues Project is provided by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands in partnership with Virtues Matter.

Virtues Matter was started by a wife-husband team of social entrepreneurs seeking to positively uplift as many lives as possible. We aim to inspire and empower, to build capacity, strengthen relationships, and help everyone lead lives of passion and purpose.

Virtues Matter believes in a world where people are committed to kindness and respect, strive to be their best, and live with hope, courage, and in unity. We built the Virtues Cards mobile app, an interactive personal and team development tool, to help people identify and develop key virtues skills. We also offer dynamic workshops, online training, and customized programs to help people cultivate these positive qualities of character. To learn more, visit