The Power of Habit

habitHabit is a routine of behavior that is repeated regularly. Most of the time, habit occurs unconsciously and automatic. It is essential to align your habit towards your goals. You also need to easily detects those habits that are not necessary to your life and can serve as chain ball only.

I found a poem from a particular forum and it got my attention. The poem speaks to the importance of habits and how a habit can affects your life both in good and bad ways. I tried to google and look for the real author. I found some but it did not says that he is indeed the author. I even failed to confirm the correct title of the poem. Anyway, here it is and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.

You may know me.
I’m your constant companion.
I’m your greatest helper; I’m your heaviest burden.
I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.
I am at your command.
Half the tasks you do might as well be turned over to me. I’m
able to do them quickly, and I’m able to do them the same every
time, if that’s what you want.

I’m easily managed; all you’ve got to do is be firm with me.
Show me exactly how you want it done; after a few lessons I’ll do
it automatically.
I am the servant of all great men and women; of course,
I’m the servant of all the failures as well.
I’ve made all the winners who have ever lived.
And, I’ve made all the losers too.

But I work with all the precision of a marvelous computer
with the intelligence of a human being.
You may run me for profit, or you may run me to ruin;
it makes no difference to me.

Take me. Be easy with me, and I will destroy you.
Be firm with me, and I’ll put the world at your feet.
Who am I?

I’m Habit!


If you are dead serious in achieving your goals, you must change your habits and ensure that those habits are towards your goals. Old habits are hard to break since you are already used to it. They already run in to your veins and worked automatically. That’s because the behavioral patterns we repeat most often are literally etched into our neural pathways. Likewise with new habits. New habits are also hard to form but it is still possible through repetition. Just like how you form your old habits… by repetitions. Make sense??

Wishing you Abundance and Success,

Abraham Sig

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