by: Mr. Jesus V. Sison
How serious are we about the tasks in our lives, including obedience to the will of God? How diligent and focused are we?
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might;” King Solomon reminds us that in all things at all times, we have to give our best before it’s too late and we regret the results of our actions. We cannot afford to carelessly plan and execute things. It is costly to make mistakes especially when half-heartedly planned and indiscriminately implemented. It simply says that we have to do everything to the best of our ability with utmost focus and dedication.
We often hear “due diligence”. In the corporate world, due diligence is an investigation or performance of review to confirm details and making facts matter. It is an audit of both financial records and company performances including management and the people within. Translating this into our everyday work, since we are required to make decisions and actions, it is vital to look at data and scrutinize details. In doing so, we can identify concerns and start to clarify things that require prioritizing. Acting to clarify concerns will cause us to be open on its current and future impacts, that in turn will generate strategies that includes involvement of key people in implementing planned actions to address issues. It will also help us identify potential problems and opportunities in the future.
Having diligence with focus help us perform excellently. It will make every effort productive that people around us can really say that we are reliable. It will encourage people because they see that we are determined not to fail them. This thought might be putting pressure on us but it’s inevitable for others to have built their lives around us. We should understand that even if the task is laborious as well as tedious, we are setting a pattern and standard for others to follow. This is the kind of attitude we have to put forth in the workplace because there are many people who feels entitled, believing that they deserve maximum pay with minimum effort. Further, diligence with focus is also an important component in the promotion of good governance. We can reinforce sound practices to address corruption risk actions because we pay close attention to details, we stick to compliance mechanisms and remain focused on the goal. Thus, we influence people to become a better version of diligent and focused individuals. Diligence with focus projects responsibility and reliability. It also expresses a disciplined and excellent life.
Jesus Christ tells us, “Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods.” As God entrusted us with so many things that include resources, power and authority, we have to exercise diligence with focus and not be caught in idleness. The Almighty God expects conscientiousness from us. Being assiduous is very rewarding that the Lord promised that we will have our own and receive true riches because we show how responsible and faithful we are on all the things given to us under our care through diligence.
Finally, we see that firm practice of diligence to the end leads to the ultimate prize. As Jesus promised “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.”
CRFV Winning Team
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