A friend of mine sent me this great piece of writing the other day.  I want to share it with you because  I think it really sums up the impact habits have on our experience of life.  See what you think …..

Who Am I?

You may know me.

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 task you do might as well be turned over to me.
I am able to do them quickly, and I am able to do them
the same every time, if that’s what you want.

I am 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, the servant of the failures as well.

I’ve made all the great people who have ever been great.

And, I’ve made all the failures, 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 firm with me, and I’ll put the world at your feet.

Be easy with me, and I will destroy you.

Who Am I?

I Am Habit!

Who Am I? I Am Habit.

by Will & Suzi Helmlinger [7/1/97]

Which of your habits don’t you like?  What new habits would you like to develop?  Learning a new habit takes practice. Have a think about the new habits you could develop today.  Commit to practising that habit daily.  Repeat it over and over again until it becomes 2nd nature; it’s easy.  When it comes to great habits there really is no mystery you know, its simply a matter of practice!

Do let me know what new habits you are learning and the impact they have on you, your life and the lives of others.

Speak soon ….