If we want to stay fresh, youthful, and alive in this world,we can forsake some of our habits. Repetitive habits makes us feel comfortable, and eventually lull us to sleep.

Not all habits need to be removed – just the ones that will rob us of success and happiness. Here are some examples:

Thinking Everyone Else Has More Success Than You. In biographies and autobiographies,  enjoy reading about how someone else became successful, but while we might get ideas from this reading, it doesn’t serve us until we implement it. One individual's  story is just as important as any others is. Keep track of our own good, our own successes. If there is a plan to achieve a dream, respect our  own path, our own story. Make working on our things the habit vs. applauding someone else. Work on it daily and with diligence. Make yourself into someone elses best story of success.

Is the Time Right Now? There is no such thing as waiting for that one, perfect moment. Take this very moment and make it perfect. If there is a habit of waiting, the moment never will come and we  will never accomplish what we're here to do. Each of us has the ability to take any right now moment and make it perfect – perfect to begin, perfect to work, perfect to persevere. Don’t wait for it to be perfect. Make it perfect right now.

A Sense of "I Need This Money." Imagine a lady who had a long series of jobs. None of them was very satisfying to her, but, she had kids to feed, rent to pay, food to buy, etc. It’s no wonder she was easily bored in every one of those jobs. She has a brilliant mind, and her mind needed to find its own dream, her own passion, and fully engage in what that way vs. just getting a paycheck. This is suffering and slavery and it’s a habit that deserves to be broken.

Find your passion. Pour your whole self into it. The money will be there because this kind of work creates the money into infinity and without worry. What’s your passion?

The Word “Hate.”Observe yourself and see if you say “I hate this” or “I hate that” throughout your day. Hatred is the opposite of love, and to have a habit of hatred – well, there just aren't adequate  words for how awful this is. Hatred will make you very, very ill. Love is the answer. You have a choice.

Temporary Pleasures. Let’s say we're on a diet. We really want that cookie. We eat it. That was a temporary pleasure. If we had stuck with a diet, we’d eventually enjoy a permanent pleasure – a new body.  Temporary pleasures usually become habitual and when they do, they block the way of achieving a permanent goal or ambition. We can observe ourselves and discover if we're going for temporary or permanent pleasures. For a while, that cookie seems all important. Is it really? Or are we willing to hold out for something better – something more permanent?

Negative People. Some individuals have a good heart. They’re generous. They love to help people. But sometimes, these people can drain the very life out, so change this habit to one of surrounding ourselves with people who support us as much as we support them. This is not easy, based on a good heart. In the long run, though, if we hold fast to the determination to set them aside, they will figure things out for themselves. This is a facet of tough love, but love it is.

There is the hope that you found little clean-up areas in your Self  and that the ways to Be the Change more in your life were apparent.

With over 20 years of experience gained across television, radio and print, Maria Khalifé brings to her clients knowledge and understanding in holistic and motivational living. Maria brings to the world powerful life-changing experiences for those who seek extraordinary lives and want to reach their maximum potential. Maria can help you to uncover your true dynamic self. Please visit http://www.MariaKhalife.com

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Comment by Lisa Shaw on January 20, 2017 at 5:44am

Thanks, Pat.  Here is an example of what can be done to keep it consistent


"If we want to stay fresh, youthful, and alive in this world, we can forsake habits. Repetitive habits makes usfeel comfortable, and eventually lull us to sleep.  Not all habits need to be removed – just the ones that will rob us of success and happiness. Here are some examples:"  The way you have changed it to "one" leaves some sentences not making sense, and then others still read in the 2nd person  as in the end of paragraph 3.: "Make yourself into someone else's best story of success.. ."   Just revert to the original and I'll send it forward with a note to the publishers if Maria would like to see this published, which I hope is the case.

Comment by Maria Khalife on January 19, 2017 at 11:59pm

Lisa,this is Pat Matson, Maria's Assistant. This is now the second time I've changed the article. I hope it meets your guidelines, because frankly, I don't know what else to do.

Comment by Lisa Shaw on January 19, 2017 at 4:55pm

Hi,Maria. Good insights! Is there a way to convert this to 3rd person or 1st person plural? The publishers now prefer that to second person. Thank you.

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