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I AM HABIT

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Who am I?
I am your constant companion.
I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden.
I will push onward or drag you down to failure.
I am completely at your command.
Half of the things you do you might just as well turn over to me and I will be able to do them

quickly and correctly.

I am easily managed - you must merely 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 all great individuals 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 human. 

You may run 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.

(Author Unknown)