Author Unknown

I am your constant companion,

I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden.

I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.

I am at your command.

Half of the tasks that you do you might just as well

turn over to me and I will do them quickly

and correctly.


I am easily managed,

you must merely be firm with me.

Show me exactly how you want something done;

after a few lessons I will do it automatically.

I am the servant of all great people and

alas of all failures as well.

Those who are great, I have made great,

Those who are failures, I have made failures.


I am not a machine, but I work with all the precision

of a machine, plus the intelligence of a person.

Now, you may run me for profit or

you may run me for ruin.

It makes no difference to me.

Take me, train me, be firm with me,

and I will lay the world at your feet.

Be easy with me, and I will destroy you.


Who am I?  I am called HABIT.


  1. Rich Brott on June 5, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act but a habit.

  2. Rich Brott on June 5, 2007 at 4:44 pm

    We first form habits; then habits form us!

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