I came across a quote that I read, wrote down and saved at a time when I had really needed to change a few disempowering habits.
I had developed some that were to say the least not very constructive, and definitely not empowering.
I thought that I could share this quote with you even though I never knew who the original author was.
I hope you keep it in mind when you notice yourself start developing any habit.
Ask yourself this, “Is this habit bringing me closer to my goals, or further away?”
Anyway, Here it is Enjoy.
“I am your constant companion. I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden.
I will push you onward and upward, or drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command.
Ninety percent of the things you do might just as well be turned over to me, and I will be able to do them quickly and correctly.
I am easily managed, 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.
I am not a machine, though I work with all the precision of a machine, plus the intelligence of a man.
You can 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.”