Diligence is a key for every man’s success. If you don’t have it yet, nurture it and let it grow into your life. Success will never be an impossible path for us who struggle for a living if and only if we value the importance of diligence into our lives. As I reflect upon its distinctive role into our everyday struggle, I remember the inspirational words of Thomas Alva Edison when he was doing his very best to come up with a successful light bulb invention; I have not failed 10, 000 times. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% inspiration. This insight of him shows to us what it means to be diligent in life. Diligence is not just a matter of effort, but it is also a matter of the heart. We achieve something in life not because of our greatness, but because of diligence that we need always to nourish, to consider, and to give importance everyday. We should not be afraid when our failures are more than our success in life. When we failed, add more diligence still and for sure the path of success will always be near into our lives. Relating this to my personal experience, I testify that diligence really helped me a lot in terms of learning a new knowledge and lesson for my life. I could say that I am weak in terms of learning, but through diligence I realize that learning new things in life is possible. All I need to do is to be open with a lot of opportunities that diligence is offering to me. Hence, this experience of mine would validate the fact that diligence is an essential factor for living. It is a God-given gift that imprinted into our hearts, and all we need to do is to use it with a proper motivation and dedication.
When love seems too demanding, don’t give up loving. Being persistent in loving does not make us null and weak, but it makes us aware of ourselves as fragile, yet unique in front of a significant reality called LOVE. We cannot deny the fact that we really need to plunge with the demands of love in order for us to know and to abide in its distinctive role in our lives. Hence, there’s no easy way, step, and means for loving. Loving is always a process and a journey in which the only requirement is to get involved ourselves on it. But, we cannot get ourselves involved on it unless we master first the remarkable role of persistence in love. Persistence serves as our driving force when love seems too hard and difficult to attain. It eases the pains and discouragements that we encounter along the way as we walk towards the path of love. The real essence of loving is not on the sugar-coated words that we utter when we are in love; it is always a matter of persistence and perseverance. Even though we fail so many times in showing to others that our love is true and sincere, let us not give up in being persistent lovers. Only through persistence that we may be able to understand the beauty of true love in one’s heart and soul. Let us always remember these words when we feel down and hopeless as we do our best in loving honestly and sincerely: Though many times we experience pains and sufferings as we continue to go on loving; let us not be tremble. It is better for us to continue being persistent and persevering in loving ourselves and our neighbors sincerely and honestly than never.