You’re not “bad,” or “lazy” because you don’t do what you’re supposed to do.
However, you might indeed be “sloppy.”
Let’s face it; we’re overly critical.
If – for example – we’re losing weight and we have a day of which we’re not proud, we say we were “bad,” or we “cheated,” or we beat ourselves up for being “lazy.”
We’re not lazy. We’re certainly not bad.
The reality is we’re busy, overloaded, and trying to do a whole lot.
Don’t label yourself for slip-ups. Rather, describe the error.
For example, wouldn’t it feel better, instead of saying, “I was bad today;” to say “I was ‘sloppy’ or ‘careless'”? One implies that you’re a person of lesser moral value. The other shows you’re human and you made a mistake.
You can correct a mistake a heck of a lot quicker than you can change your morals.
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