Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] What is an excuse?

Using the past to validate why you are where you are today is called - - -
an excuse. Excuses cripple the mind to the power and presence of
possibility. Instead of continually giving the past power, intend and
expect something more for your future. What you do today determines what
you experience tomorrow. Iyanla Vanzant

Oh we can all justify what and why we are where we are doing what we are
doing!!! Oh how we can make up excuses for not doing and having what we want! Oh how we can blame and project This morning I had a meeting with the University to chat about me
completing my unfinished PhD. I sat there and heard the rationale, the
excuses, the reasons, the justification for me not resuming the programme!
When they fell out of my mouth and into my lap I stopped. Oh my word, I am using the past to validate where I am today! Jeez!!! What
a penny dropping aha moment!

What else have I been making excuses about? Oh boi, am I ready for the truth They say sometimes the truth has to slap you... Twice!

Our expectations become our reality, we get what we expect, what we believe
and life loves us so much that everything in our lives are mirrros so when
we pay atttention we get to see what we are thinking internally because it
is reflected in our external lives that is the brutal honest truth whether
we beleive it or not!

So yes, the excuses, the justifications, they are a form of fear and fear
as we all know is part of the thing we must go through

So go through..... hard! Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 1/12/2016 11:54:00 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