I am called Habit.

I am called Habit.

*Author of poem is unknown*

I am your constant companion,

I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden.

I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. 

I am your command.

Half of the tasks that you do you might just as well

turn over to me and I will do them quickly

and correctly.
I am easily managed,

you must merely be firm with me.

Show me exactly how you want something done;

after a few lessons I will do it automatically.

I am the servant of all 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, but I work with all the precision

of a machine, plus the intelligence of a person.

Now you may run me for profit or

you may run me for ruin.

It makes no difference to me.

Take me, train me, be firm with me,

and I will lay the world at your feet. 

Be easy with me and I will destroy you. 

Who am I? I am called Habit.

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