Not my content, but I thought it was a good exercise to post.
“I am your constant companion. I will push you forward to success or I will drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command. 80% of what you do, you might as well hand over to me and I will do it promptly and I will do it correctly. I am easily managed; you must merely be firm with me. Show me what you’d like to have done, and after a couple of lessons, I will do it automatically. I am the servant of all great people. Alas, I am the master of all failures as well. All who are great, I have made great. All who are failures, I have made failures. I am not a machine; but I do work with the precision of a machine and the intellect of a human. Take me, train me, be firm with me, and I’ll lay the world at your feet. Be easy with me, and I will destroy you!”
“Who am I?”
Well, I didn’t want the week to end without giving you the answer to the success riddle. We had so many great guesses and even several right answers! The correct answer, as it was told to me, is…Your Habits.
When you think about it, your habits do have control over whether you succeed or fail. If you practice success thinking and success habits on a daily basis you can’t help but to achieve, continue growing and re-achieve your goals. If you practice bad habits daily and practice negative thinking you will find yourself constantly disappointed, treading water and second guessing yourself and your success.
I think this riddle is a good opportunity for all of us to take a look at our habits and honestly see if they are success habits or something less desirable.
Chairman National Black Business Trade Association (NBBTA)