Diligence: “A steady, earnest, and energetic effort”
January and February, months where we can wane (in diligently leading/teaching our kids to see truth, beauty and goodness) with our kids in education. Either through lazy, begrudging, and humdrum effort on the one end of the spectrum. Rushed, uninspiring, and incessant effort at the other end. And the former usually sends us ping-ponging back to the latter, which can become a viscous cycle. Laziness leads us to hurriedness; yet neither of these lend themselves to steady, earnest, and energetic effort otherwise known as diligence. As we learn from the tortoise and the hare, it is not the fastest pace where our students don’t absorb, nor a laziness where nothing gets done, it is a steadiness that wins the race.