Diligence is not something that comes naturally to anyone, it is a result of deliberate development of a strong character. Proverbs 21:5 says: The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. By working hard with methodical patience, we can profit from it; just as the opposite will lead to poverty. Those who wait around for everything to just fall in their laps will be sadly disappointed when nothing happens.