Hello, my friends.
Today I’m going to answer a question I get from time to time or, more often than not, it’s a statement people make.
Either they ask, “Ed, why is the blog called Get Edified?”
Or sometimes people say, “Oh, I know why it’s called Get Edified. It’s because your name is Ed and to get edified means you have been influenced by someone you met.”
Well, of course that’s a correct answer, but it only tells half the story.
It is, in fact, a double entendre – it has two meanings.
Certainly, I loved it because the first two letters of edify are my name. But as for the other part, look up the word “edify”. It is not a word most people use on a daily basis. It means “to instruct, inform, teach”, which is certainly what I do.
It also means “to build up”.
It comes from the Latin word “aedificare”, to build a large or impressive structure. Think of the word edifice. What is an edifice? An edifice is a large or impressive structure. So in a way, metaphorically speaking, that is comparable to what I do as a coach, speaker, and trainer. I instruct and help people build themselves up to a level of performance they haven’t reached before.
Of course, I’m not giving you anything you didn’t already have. You have the potential inside you. But quite often, other people are needed in order for you to uncover that hidden or untapped potential. That is why I get so fired up about “edifying” people, because of that double entendre.
No matter what kind of performance, what kind of results you’re getting in your life, recognize that you are an impressive structure. You just have to apply yourself in order to make that a reality.
And if you’re stuck, find yourself an edifier.
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