A Short Road to Death

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life, foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.


Buddhist Quote

Buddhism is a belief system I feel very comfortable with.  Whether it is truly a religion is up for debate.  I’ve seen it debated both ways.  Regardless, with the exception that Buddhists don’t believe in an almighty I resonate very deeply with the philosophy.  I like the quote above as I live by that quote, as do most of my friends.  You do understand the Law of Attraction when it says:
Like attracts Like.

I believe it.  We are attracted to like minded people.  The friends in my circle now are all very diligent.  They expect to succeed.  They understand, however, that success doesn’t happen overnight, which is exactly why diligence plays such an important role in all our lives.  If not for remaining ever diligent, there would be no success.

Diligence means pushing through the apathy.
Diligence means doing what needs to be done.

Being a writer, diligence means writing even when I’d rather be doing something else.
Staying healthy, diligence means staying active.  It means walking every day.  It means practicing yoga at least three times a week.  It means eating right.

Being idle is certainly a short road to death, emotionally, virtually and physically.

What can you do to remain diligent?
What do you do to remain diligent?
Let me know in the comments below.

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.



2 responses to “A Short Road to Death

  1. So with you on this one, Chris! Diligence and perseverance go hand in hand, I believe. We simply must practice, practice, practice what we wish to become better in such as, for you and me, writing.
    I’m also reminded of an old saying (not sure I have it exactly, but it’s close enough) – Idle hands are the devil’s playground.
    Have a happy and blessed weekend!

  2. Hi Chris, I believe diligence counts in whatever we do. As Martha said, it is linked with perseverance. I could be diligent at a thing yet if I don’t persevere with it, I could end up with some difficulties.

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