Definitions: (1) ardent in the pursuit of an object; enthusiastic; (2) full of, characterized by, showing, or sowing fervor or passion; (3) giving wholehearted commitment

Compatible Qualities: Intelligent enthusiasm, High ideals, Deep understanding

Too Far: fanatic

Saying: Practices zealously pursued pass into habits.

Quote: Don’t let our outside labels or how fervent we look or zealous we are or how righteous we seem; that’s not how you measure yourself against other people. Everyone is a child of God; if we really believed that, we’d treat each other better. — Mitchell “Mitch” David Albom (1958-) American author & musician

Comment: It is hard to be zealous in tedium. In order to proceed with a tedious task, one must transcend the boredom with a higher purpose; i.e., zealous concentration on the accomplishment of the chore by focusing on the idea you are doing some good for someone else, the community, or society as a whole.

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