Habit Poem

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Imogen Morley
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Habit Poem

Post by Imogen Morley » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:51 am

Not sure if it was ever posted here before, so there you go...

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The Habit Poem

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 you do, you might just 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 men.
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 all the precision of a machine.
Plus, the intelligence of a man.
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 put the world at your feet.
Be easy with me, and I will destroy you.
Who am I?

I am a HABIT!

one-meal-at-a-time
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Post by one-meal-at-a-time » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:05 pm

Wow, that is plenty of food for thought! Pardon the play on words....
That is a great poem to refer to when we want to bend the rules. So much truth there!

MaggieMae
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Post by MaggieMae » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:56 am

That's great! I like the part about show me how you want something done and I'll do it automatically.

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