I post this poem by Sean Covey at least once a year to remind myself of its simple and practical truth..
WHO AM I?
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 completely at your command.
Half the things I 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 great 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 all the precision of a machine
plus the intelligence of a human.
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.
*Something to ponder- We all have daily habits. Which one are you most proud of and which one is setting you back?