Now you know I’m writing a book – soon to be released in just a few weeks.

One of the essential  (and sometimes most disheartening) ingredients in the change process that I’ll be going into more deeply will be . . .

. . . The power of developing effective habits to create and sustain change – not just as a white-knuckling on-off, trial and error routine, but learning how to cultivate  effective habits from a deeper, more lasting place inside your heart, from your soul, and wired to your mind.  That, well, makes it a lot easier.  More to come . . .

Meanwhile today I want to share with you a piece that Tom Ninness, of Summit Champions, shared several weeks ago in his Summit Champions e-Coaching blog, that he graciously told me that I could pass on to you in my blog.

So here it is. Thanks again, Tom.

I am your constant companion.

I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden.

I will push you onward or drag you down to the bottom.

I am completely at your command.

Half of the things you do, you might as well let me take over, and I will do them – quickly and efficiently.

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.