Wish I'd said that - April 19, 2016

“Wherever formed, habit acts involuntarily, and without effort; and, it is only when you oppose it, that you find how powerful it has become…. The habit at first may seem to have no more strength than a spider’s web; but, once formed, it binds as with a chain of iron. The small events of life, taken singly, may seem exceedingly unimportant, like snow that falls silently, flake by flake; yet accumulated, these snow-flakes form the avalanche. Self-respect, self-help, application, industry, integrity – all are of the nature of habits, not beliefs…. as we grow older, a portion of our free activity and individuality becomes suspended in habit; our actions become of the nature of fate; and we are bound by the chains which we have woven around ourselves.” Samuel Smiles, Self-Help