I’ve mentioned before that I love words, and would love to see a broader use of words. So today I bring up this sinuously sounding offering:
1. constant; unremitting: assiduous reading.
2.constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task;persevering; industrious; attentive:
an assiduous student.
Repetitive tasks become assiduous application of diligence – I bet you never before felt so smart sorting through your emails and answering the same question from different customers!
But seriously, every career could use a little assiduous application of mental elbow grease to keep our value up. No one wants to get a reputation for being inconstant or lazy, unless you have an endless alternative source of income.
Used in a sentence:
- Assiduous blogging gains a writer a larger following.
- Monitoring trade journals assiduously for appropriate articles, and sharing them with the team leader, got the intern a permanent full time position.
- Jane worked assiduously to upgrade her excel skills, and was able to help her team improve their quarterly reports as a result.
Perhaps you already have a list of tasks where you have persevered, possibly now is the time to bring these to the attention of your supervisor, using this unsung word. Diligence is a good strong word, but it has had its day and needs a rest to become less trite and stale.
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