Monday, 29 April 2013

The Diligent Personality

So who is the diligent personality, as per the dictionary definition he or she is careful to carry out the things that is priority. He or She will pay close attention to every detail of his or her life that really matter. Let us take another example. A general one a DILIGENT Child. A child can he or she be diligent? Of-course they, They can eat on time, do their school assignments on time, so you will now say that is discipline and not diligence. I agree and disagree  There is a very thin line between discipline and diligence. Diligence has to be initiated and practiced and has to do with the person, it is like what the dictionary definition says about being "careful to do", however discipline can be cultivated through sheer practice or habit and is usually taught by others- say a Child is disciplined to brush his or her teeth on a daily basis, but diligence is required from the child to maintain that habit or discipline.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Its tough to be a diligent blogger, I need to write the dictionary definition somewhere so that I can stay focused and diligent. Again wanted to write on being diligent in your fitness. I also had this opportunity to talk about health on a public platform. Pulled it of well with my starting line being wealth without health is useless. Covered the importance of being hydrated by consuming a minimum of over one and a half liter of water. This will flush out and keep the system going well on many fronts. The other key aspect about being diligent towards our health is in having a regular medical check up. This health check should cover all the key aspects that's key in maintaining and preventing fatal deceases.  

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Diligent Time Management

While I was training for my green belt in Six Sigma, came across this 5S for your desktop, work, project etc. This was and has been one of the best methods for managing time by default. When these 5s or when abbreviated it stands for 1. Sort or in Japanese Seiri 2. to Straighten or Seiton 3. Shine or Seiso  the 4th to standardize or Seiketsu and the final one to Sustain all the above, these simple yet powerful steps can lead you to be more organised and well planned in reaching towards your objective of diligent time management. In work at home you name it there is not a single area that these five steps cannot be implemented to achieve fabulous results in time management.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Dictionary definition and life situations

Let’s talk about Diligence towards your health. I thought I must write on this aspect of our lives. This in fact is the most important aspect as the popular saying goes Wealth without Health is nothing. The greatest loss can be the loss of your health. So how do we become diligent in our health? One simple method is including at-least one physical activity into your schedule. What do I mean by this --say you miss your morning walk or jog in the park. No worries make sure you avoid the lift and climb the stair. You can take a walk during lunch hour. Avoid long hours at the desk and instead hold meetings where you would be standing most of the time. Take time to meet colleagues by walking over to their desk, a whole lot of physical activity that you can think of. 
Few other key aspects that we need in maintaining a diligent attitude towards our health is having regular health check ups, drinking plenty of water, catching up on a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 8 hours of quality sleep( for Adults) for kids they need to have at-least 12 hours. As the saying goes early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. So you can see the benefits of maintaining a diligent attitude.

So we discussed the physical part briefly, let’s talk about our diet. So you want to eat that extra portion of oil, cheese, and butter simply put calorie rich food.  I would say go for if you are able to burn it off with some of the tips mentioned above or stay away or consume in moderation. Diligently balancing your intake is key. For this careful attention and planning is required Dictionary Definition for Diligence.

Let’s come to the emotional aspect of our lives. Diligence is key here too. By learning to be emotionally stable you will conquer and overcome quite a few mountains or obstacles that life throws our way. In our workplace situations, home and out there in the world as a whole. Again keep the Dictionary Definition in mind for each example and Life situations mentioned.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

The Diligent work from home employee

So I mentioned and defined the dictionary definition of diligence.
Lets talk about the work from home employee  Recently I read that Yahoo has banned work from home for their employees. I also heard that other organisations are also following suit. Is there a reason, I guess the reason is a lack of a diligent attitude. Productivity is what all the organisations want and is looking for and if an employee does not meet the mentioned and defined milestones for the organisation then there is no productivity. A diligent employee will from his attire to his attitude be in a professional state of mind and body. He or she will mimic the office atmosphere in his home which is a very difficult task. The amount of distractions from family, friends, neighbors and a whole lot of other distraction can be a challenge to overcome. My little bit for the work form home employee. The Dictionary Definition is precise and specific, however an example for every situation is what will give us a better definition.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

I was researching the net, checking to see if any dictionary had a good definition for Diligence. I also typed on  'what is diligence' I found one good definition - The quality of being careful  attention to detail and which is the opposite of "negligence" That  to me was profound - I was relating this to the various aspects of my life and experiences and I totally agree. Lets take a professional work profile to relate the above definition to say an engineer, a physician - I think a physician will be a good case study as he and she is close to the lives we live. Every professional is but as a physician is more closely linked to our person lets study diligence in his profession.
If the Physician is not diligent - he or she can damage, ruin or even mortally deal with a patient. Do you agree ?  Lets equate this example with the dictionary definition - if the physician is not careful and does not pay careful attention to detail and is casual and negligent - he will not diagnose accurately. Therefore diligence is the key not only for a Physician but to every individual profession, trade,skill or business.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

The Diligent

Diligence is the key to everything. He or she who deals with a diligent hand will grow wise and prosperous. The lazy and indisciplineed person invites ruin. So what is diligence. My definition of diligence is in doing the right things at the right time with wisdom planning and enthusiasm. If there is any other definition will be great to hear. So which are the area's where we can be diligent. We can be diligent at work. We can be diligent in our homes, in our relationship with God and with man, in almost every area of our life. Diligence is the key in unlocking the vast potential that is there in each one of us. There is nothing on earth that the diligent will fail to  attain.

Lets discuss diligence at the work place, a diligent employee will be punctual, he will have his day planned and well organised. He will complete the things that he/she knows are priority and that which will make a difference in the work place to his team and to his organisation. His/her day is well managed and there will not be a single period where he/she will waste in any unproductive activity. Now that sounds like a perfect blemish less employee which is a very rare breed and impossible to find. So is there a diligent employee around today. There are many diligent employees around. Not the workaholics but a clean breed of disciplined and balanced men and women. These are not the extreme cases of diligence at work but very good focused individuals.