We humans are not vice free; we are a mix. If you read the Old Testament, you will see that all the great ones are not fully virtuous. The first cautionary tale shows Adam and Eve disobeying God and eating the forbidden fruit. Noah got drunk, and Moses defied God.
Better to think about vices as part of our nature and to work on curbing the truly evil ones. The vices that should be left undone are those involving harm to innocent others. Think: murder, slavery, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and theft.
EMOTIONAL FITNESS TIPS
Stop trying to be a saint and accept your imperfections.
Tip one: Perfection is rarely needed. Even neurosurgeons only need to be near perfect and I guess accountants would not keep their jobs if they could not do math. But do take the time to think about what needs to be near perfect, what is good enough, what should be done no matter how badly, and what can be left undone.
Tip two: Have a mission that matters and learn to set SMART goals. Buy my eBook, Know Your Mission So You Can Reach Your Goals. It costs less than a latte and does more good.
Tip three: Remember what matters, practice kindness, and be grateful for all you have.
Thank you for all you do
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Post Inspiration: This post was inspired by inspired by WordPress Daily One Word Prompt: Vice.
Links of Interest
These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.
- Emotional Intelligence (en.wikipedia.org)
- The five components of emotional Intelligence (www.sonoma.edu)
- About Emotional Fitness Training (emotionalfitnesstraining.com)
- An Emotional Fitness Program for Parents (amazon.com)