You’re Closer Than You Think You Are

Here’s the thing, I know it seems like it’s never coming or is never going to happen. But, you’re closer today than you were yesterday. If you give up now, you’ll NEVER get there.

Every time I hear the song, “Haven’t Seen It Yet,” by Danny Gokey I realize that nope, I’m not there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday and even a year ago. And, if I keep moving forward I am going to get there.

You ARE going to get there! Wherever that “there” is for you.

This is not the time to stop. If you stop now, you’re NEVER going to make it.

If you keep moving forward, a year from now, you’ll thank God you didn’t give up today.

In essence, don’t lose hope. Don’t give up. Keep dreaming. Keep fighting. Keep believing. Keep moving forward.

Just because you haven’t seen it yet, does not mean it’s not coming. You’re closer than you think you are.

If you have not heard, “Haven’t Seen It Yet,” I encourage you to look it up. I pray it blesses you as much as it has blessed me.

Have a blessed day and remember to find the “jolly” in “moments” life brings your way!

~ Keishawna

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Never Be Afraid to Share Your Story

This picture isn’t very clear, but I remember the day it was taken. It was five years ago at one of the first women’s conferences I ever spoke at.

I remember thinking who am I to stand in front of these women? What do I have to offer? What will they gain from me?

On the contrary, who was I not to? Who are you not to? Don’t allow your opinion of yourself, or, the false opinions of others, to disqualify you.

“Tell the story of the mountain you climbed. Your words could become a page to someone else’s survival guide.” ~Morgan Harper Nichols

Someone may be suffering in silence because they think no one will understand, or no one else has been through and overcome what they’re going through.

Your testimony could heal them, encourage them, inspire them or even FREE them.

NEVER be afraid to share your story. Someone needs to hear it! No Shame! No Fear!

Have a blessed day and remember to find the “jolly” in “moments” life brings your way!

~ Keishawna Jolivette

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Life in Retrospect

A close friend and I met for coffee this morning. At the last minute we found out where we wanted to go opened too late. So, we decided to try Retrospect Coffee Bar.

It’s funny how things happen sometimes. Although it wasn’t our intended location, the name itself made us reflect on things we’ve wanted to do and talked about doing, but had not done.

The reasons we hadn’t pursued those things didn’t matter because what we realized in retrospect is that all those past decisions that may not have made complete sense prepared us for where we are today in a position to pursue that which we’ve longed to do.

No time was wasted. It was all part of our process.

“You do not wake up and become the butterfly – growth is a process” ~Rupi Kaur

Keep growing and trust YOUR process!

Share with someone who may need to know it’s not over for them. They are just a work in progress. KEEP MOVING FORWARD!

Have a blessed day and remember to find the “jolly” in “moments” life brings your way!

~ Keishawna

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What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?

2019 is halfway over and I have one question for you. What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

Here are 10 quotes to motivate you to achieve your dream:

  • “In the end… We only regret the chances we didn’t take, the relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make.” ~Lewis Carrol
  • “Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.” ~Napoleon Hill
  • “I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.” ~Simone Biles
  • “Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.” ~Billy Cox
  • “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” ~Earl Nightingale
  • “Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.” ~Unknown
  • “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ~Nelson Mandela
  • “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” ~Henry Ford
  • “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” ~George Addair
  • “The future depends on what you do today.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

Have a blessed day and remember to find the “jolly” in every “moment” life brings your way!

~ Keishawna

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TRUST!

I woke up in the middle of the night second guessing a decision I made.

All the “what ifs” and “what will they say” raced through my mind.

After a few hours of stressing, I realized there are times when you must TRUST you heard from God regarding the decision you made, even if it doesn’t make sense to others.

At the end of the day, you have to live with your decision.

Everyone will not understand, but they don’t have to.

It’s your life.

Live it!

Have a blessed day and remember to find the “jolly” in every “moment” life brings your way!

~ Keishawna

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Are You Traveling on the Right Road?

I saw this quote recently and it really challenged me. I’ve been running a lot lately and I’m tired. It’s time I stop and evaluate this road I’m on.

Don’t exhaust yourself running on a path that’s not yours to follow. The road may be great for someone else, but it doesn’t mean it’s right for you.

If you find yourself on the wrong road, GET OFF.

I know starting over can be scary. But, I’d rather you start over than spin your wheels going nowhere.

Have a blessed day and remember to find the “jolly” in every “moment” life brings your way!

~ Keishawna

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Just Breathe…

Breathe, rest

Some days the best thing you can do is focus on the tasks at hand for that day.

If you are a planner like myself, your natural reaction is to think about what you have to do today, tomorrow, next week and even three months from now. Some days that will result in more stress than peace.

If this is one of those days where you feel stretched to your limit, take a moment to stop and just Breathe.

Stop replaying in your mind the worst thing that could happen. Breathe!

Stop thinking about how everything might fall apart. Breathe!

When chaos calls, don’t answer. Breathe!

Inhale the peace of God and exhale the stress, worries, and cares. Breathe!

At the end of the day, some things are outside of your control.

Control what you can on today, give the rest to God and rest! Breathe!

Have a blessed day and remember to find the “jolly” in every “moment” life brings your way!

~ Keishawna

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It Could All Be So Simple

Lauryn Hill’s song Ex-Factor starts off by saying “it could all be so simple, but you’d rather make it hard“. The song is referring to a relationship, but I wonder how many other things in our life are simple that we’re making hard.

I remember one time I was hired for a position and based on the interview I had an expectation that I would be doing a specific thing. However, my manager, who did not participate in the hiring process, had me doing something different. I was frustrated and stressed out about it. Several people suggested that I simply talk to my manager, but I would always talk myself out of doing it.

Finally, when I couldn’t take it anymore, I, in much nicer words, asked my manager at what point could I start doing what I expected. Her answer was simple. She said, “starting today”. It was all a simple misunderstanding.

On today, I challenge you to recognize that some things and situations are not as complicated as we’re making it out to be.

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