Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Habit Poem

Monday I start my diet and thought it would be a good idea to post my power axiom.

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 and correctly.

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.

13 comments:

Merelyme said...

this is very good indeed. i believe this to be true. habits...rituals...can hurt or help us.

Matt-Man said...

Mmmmmmmm bacon!! I like the poem. I have lost about 65 pounds over the last couple of years by cutting out most carbs. Not all mind you. Good Luck Al. Cheers!!

You can Call me AL said...

Merelyme - I'm a task guy and just works for me. I have my kids wear Tee shirts with " GOT GOALS? "

Matt- Thank You Sir! Staying away from my Rose will be hard......

Hammer said...

Very good poem/riddle

I'm starting to get the hang of it. I never did develop good habits when I was younger but for some reason it's getting easier.

Paul F. said...

So true is that poem. Habits can make us or break us., Good luck on your first week.

Komarraju Venkata Vinay said...

Thank you very much for the poem on your blog. I read it long ago and wanted to use it and I found it on your blog. Thank you.

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