” 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 completely at your command. Half the tasks 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 just exactly how you want something done and after a few lessons I will do it automatically.
I am the servant of great men-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 man. 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 put the world at your feet. Be easy with me, and I will destroy you. I am habit. ”
Frank Brzesinski ( February 1979)