Why Testify?

personal development Feb 25, 2019
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The significance of what it means to testify goes beyond the context in which the term is often heard today. There's more power in the act of testifying than what it means in the legal or even religious sense.

The root of "testify" means "witness." Bearing witness in a legal or religious context is important, but on a deeper level, a human level, testifying is truly profound.  Standing up to be seen and speaking up to be heard is a courageous act. 

To testify is also the generous act of sharing your truth. You assert based on your personal experience and observation. But it speaks to a universal concern or endeavor. Most important, to testify is to commit to action based on your belief.

"This is what I see. This is what I think. This is what I'm doing."

Bearing witness creates tension. Those beholding your testimony must decide what they do next. Testimony invites collaboration and the opportunity to build trust and forward motion. It also invites rejection and a moment for building resilience and resolve.

Either result is a revelation that you can leverage in your decision for what you do next.

Are you ready to testify?

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Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose.

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