“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today?”

Monday, January 21, 2019

I'm Habit

I am your constant companion.
I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden.
I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.
I am completely at your command.
Half of the things you do you might as well turn over to me,
and I will be able to do them—quickly and correctly.

I am easily managed—you must be firm with me.
Show me exactly how you want something done,
and 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 though
I work with the precision of a machine
plus the intelligence of a person.
You may run me for a profit or turn me for ruin
It makes no difference to me.

Take me, train me, be firm with me, and
I will place the world at your feet.
Be easy with me and I will destroy you.


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