Here’s a short poem from Jack D. Hodge that is worth remembering as
to understand habit to change
Who Am I?
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 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 merely 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
individuals and, alas, of all failure as well. Those who are
great, I have made great. Those who are failure, I have made
I am not a machine, though I work with all the precision of a
machine plus the intelligence of a human. You may run me for a
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