I told my brother about my wanting to lose weight and how it was difficult and all the rest, he used to be a larger lad and has also lost weight and goes to the gym every day and really works at it. Anyway he showed me this poem called the habit poem and I found it to be quite enlightening and very true so thought I would post it here.
THE HABIT POEM
I am your constant companion
I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden.
I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.
I am completely at your command.
Half of the things you do you might as well turn
Over to me and I will do them – quickly and
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.