A riddle for our readers – “Who am I?”

We came across this riddle today and wanted to share it with our readers.

I am your constant companion.

I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden.

I will push you on to success or drag you down to failure.

I am completely at your command.

Half the things I do you might just as well turn over to me and I will be able to do them quickly and correctly.

I am easily managed; you must merely 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 all great individuals 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 all the precision of a machine plus the intelligence of a human.  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 placed the world at your feet.  Be easy with me and I will destroy you.

Who am I?  Let us know what you think and stay tuned for the answer in a couple of days!

PP and CR

2 thoughts on “A riddle for our readers – “Who am I?”

  1. The answer to the riddle is :


    I read that quote several years ago in:
    10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management by Hyrum Smith
    it is a tremendous resource for anyone trying to have a more balanced and productive life. Hyrum Smith is the founder of Franklin Covey.

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