Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker


[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] Commitment Declaration

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back,
always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation,
there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas
and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then
providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would
never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the
decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents,
meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have
come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's
couplets: 'Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it./ Boldness has
genius, power and magic in it.' Begin it now."

~WH Murray

Guess what I did today? I created a commitment declaration to myself and
committed to doing things to allow my personal power to shine through! It's
simpler than it sounds, personal power means using the God given abilities
and power to live my best life.

What is a commitment declaration? Well you know I am a fan of simplicity so
its really me sitting and writing a few lines to say "Self, you commit to
doing these five tasks and lovingly encouraging myself to do them" But
here's the clincher, at the end of the day, literally, If I did not honor
the commitments I ask myself explain what was more important than honoring
the commitment that I made to myself? That to me is a wake up call! What
could ever ever ever be more important than honoring a commitment I made to
myself? What is more important than honoring myself? There is nothing right
at this present moment more important than honoring myself and the
commitments to myself!

Let me start small with commitments to myself and I know that the small
things will become the big things, practice makes perfect.

What is more important then honoring the commitments I have made to myself?

How does it make me feel to know that I have allowed myself to believe that
something or someone is more important than honoring myself?

Catch this- when you honor yourself, every single thing you do comes from
that place!

Sometimes I need a big fat reminder! I now consider myself reminded!!


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 2/27/2015 11:16:00 am

Your story is inspiring, your delivery is real
— Barbara Ince, President - Maloney Women's Group
The students who attended the function were so inspired by you they want all their friends to be exposed to your story.
— Cherisse Rawlins - Teacher Moruga Secondary
I must thank you for your presentation, many people were blown away by it.
— Sharon Christopher, Dep CEO First Citizens Bank Limited
It was a pleasure hosting you. Your reading from Nyabo (Madam) Why Are You Here? - was both thought provoking and insightful, thank you.
— Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago - New York
You are an inspiration to us all
— Marlene Charles, YWCA President
I can’t stop telling people about your presentation. You changed my life forever!
— Michele Celestine, Executive Director Heroes Foundation
What an honour and priveledge it was for me and my wife to host you during your stay in Washington DC
— Anthony WJ Phillips-Spencer, Ambassador Extraordinary Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Unveiling was exactly what I needed, thank you.
— Participant at 2017's Unveiling- Looking into the Mirror of Self
Akosua, congratulations and thank you for that fabulous and thoughtful sharing from your book. I did NOTHING for the weekend but read your books. Madam, I found your story telling light and entertaining, true Trini style but DEEP.
— Sandra Ferguson, Agency for Rural Transformation, Grenada W.I
After hearing Ms. Akosua speak, I now know that I am everything and that I have everything to become who I want to be.
— Jenna Marie Bharat, Student- San Juan South Secondary School
Madam Akosua was awe inspiring. Excellent motivational skills. For me as a new retiree her words encourage me to “give back to the village”
— Anthea Doyle
Inspirational for both year groups. Forms 3 and 5. They were at the edge of their seats. prodding them to plan and even when things do not go as planned... to never give up when faced with life’s challenges
— San Juan South Secondary School
She is complete, sincere and true to herself. Akosua relates to you on what is common in all of us, our humanity.
— Odella Jowaheer