Neglect, laziness, and carelessness are the opposites of diligence and will be roadblocks to your success.

Enemies of Diligence:

  • Distraction: Almost every job has a period of time when something else looks more enjoyable, inviting, and perhaps more important than the task at hand.
  • Procrastination: Good people have good intentions and intend to be diligent … in a minute. Diligent people get started and stay with it.
  • Comfort Orientation: It is very easy to place too high of a value on being comfortable. Progress is generally uncomfortable. The choices that make life easier and more comfortable tomorrow generally require choosing a bit of discomfort today.

A lack of diligence will drive others away from you, close the door to new possibilities and opportunities, and will lead to unsuccessfulness.