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WoW: Deedy

Updated: Feb 21, 2022

What is Deedy?

Deedy is an Old English word meaning hard-working, busy, industrious, eager, and tireless. Other forms of the word are deedier or deediest which would describe the level of deedy a person is. The first attribute that comes to mind with a deedy person is they have an incredibly strong work ethic. This is a person who gives 100% of their effort 100% of the time. You can count on them to come through for you, they are responsible.

Deedy is often recognized in a different word form as “deed(s)”. I’m sure you are familiar with the phrase “good deeds”. Deeds are actions taken to benefit others. In this case we can say good deeds are the positive actions of a deedy person. Now, Let’s look at an example of a deedy person.

One of the best, if not the best, examples I can think of when describing a deedy person is a schoolteacher. Teachers are the very definition of deedy. They are hard-working, always busy, eager to develop their students, and do it tirelessly; even though we know on the inside they are often exhausted. That mentality, however, doesn’t disappear in their behavior. No matter how tired or worn down they get, that work ethic remains. Their passion and eagerness to shape the minds of our children is what refuels them to keep pressing on. Teachers do not get enough credit for the work they do.

Today’s Takeaway:

Deedy, while not a modern English word, describes a hard-working, busy, industrious, eager, and tireless person. A person who often does “good deeds''. A deedy person has a strong work ethic and always gives 100%, 100% of the time. In analyzing a teacher, we can see how the characteristics of deedy are evident in their behavior’s day to day. What can you do to become a deedy person?


Parting Challenge...

Find 3 “good deeds” or actions you can take this week to benefit someone else!


Continuing the Conversation...

Discover what it takes to be a deedy person. Here are some questions and challenges to reflect on this week in your life’s journey to becoming a deedy person.

  • Are there deedy characteristics in your life?

  • Is there room to improve your work ethic? If so, how will you do that?

  • Who is a deedy person in your life you can analyze and learn from?

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