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Source: articles.latimes.com

A famous quote from one of my favourite movie character James Bond, ‘Shaken, not Stirred’. Each time when Mr. Bond order his drink, this line was his favourite request. This line however also can be applicable in our life. Sometimes in our journey, we are gathering all the heartache, accumulating all the failures and mistakes. Stirring and mixing together all this negative emotion can really weight us down and therefore making it hard for us to rise up again. We will begin to lose sight of hope in life. The desire and dreams we once had is no longer relevant when we keep stirring up all our past defeats.

One of the key to rise up from defeat is not to stirred them up but to shake them out. Shake out all the bad memories and experiences, past failures, setbacks and regret. The load of your regrets are ones holding you down, it is time to shake them off to lighten the load. To release out certain things in life is the beginning when you will start to gain back your strength to rise back up. When we learn let go all the past experiences and give our new dream and goal a chance, that’s when things begin to change for the better. Hence, when life is serving you a tough time, remember to order it ‘Shaken, not stirred’.

Shake off all your self-pity, shake off the defeat and get ready for God to do something new.

Joel Osteen
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