Careful attention; the opposite of carelessness and negligence.
Conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required to a given situation.
Doing your absolute best in everything you attempt.
Doing whatever I am doing properly and not half-heartedly.
Using care, attention, focus and perseverance to carry out the task the best I can.
Persistence with trying to be always aware of my choices and endeavouring to make those choices in line with the wise ways of living I seek to follow.
“The expectations of life depend upon diligence. The mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.” – Confucius
“Never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.” – Charles Dickens
Have a great week and see you in the dojo.
Robin & Corinne