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Laziness Will Hamper You; Doubts, the Seeds of Laziness

laziness We continue with the sixth installment of our seven-part series on the seven deadly sins. Today we discuss Laziness (also known as sloth).

Everyone has goals in life; things that you want to accomplish. Whether it be obtaining a new house, or new career, spiritual growth or mastering some skill; nothing comes easily without hard work and effort. Laziness will hamper your ability to achieve your goals because it robs you of clear focus and purpose. You begin to doubt that what you want is achievable, so why try? Allowing doubts to take root is the underlying cause for laziness. Continue reading

Practice Diligence with Fervor!

October 13, 2014

Marie Newman

To practice diligence effectively, we must perform our tasks quietly and calmly, keeping our focus on what we do. Back in the very early days of my career in banking, when I was working a teller’s window, we had a very feisty woman on staff, named Marie Newman, that was known to have quipped, “If you can’t find the time to do it right in the first place, when are you going to find the time to fix your mistake?” I’m thankful that comment was not directed at me. Nonetheless, her overheard comment provided one of those moments in Continue reading

Why is embracing diligence so important?

October 8, 2014

Diligence

How can we win the good race without embracing diligence? Diligence is the driver for succeeding in acquiring all other virtues through practice, so that the desired virtues in question can become habits. Through the perseverance of faith Saint Paul tells us: “I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me, which the Lord, the just judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but to all who have longed for His appearance” (2 Timothy 4:7-8). Saint Paul, by Continue reading

Diligence Has Its Merits, If You Apply It

Diligence Quote Diligence requires us to apply perseverance and organization to see a task through to the end. Ever try to do too much, and as a result, get nothing done well, because you spread yourself too thin? If you’re like me, the answer is yes! Well, Saint Francis de Sales gives us some great guidance in this matter:

Try to meet the occupations which come upon you quietly, and perform them with regularity, one after the other; for if you endeavor to do all at once, or in confusion, your spirit will be so overcharged and depressed that it Continue reading