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.