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I love this poem. It is very true. Our habits will either make or break us. The author is unknown, however, it is a very good piece of advice. It sure helps me to look at my habits and see where I am headed if I keep them up.

Where are your habits taking you?

The Habit Poem

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 do them –

quickly andcorrectly.

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 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 profit or run 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.

Who am I?

I am Habit.