I am your constant companion.

I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden.

I will push you onward or drag you down to


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


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.