Image Credit: Art is a gift to GOGI from GOGI student Harper.

This is an excerpt from page 58 of the How To GOGI book.

REALITY CHECK is a tool for you to use when you backslide, make a mistake, fall off, do something stupid, or are tempted to toss in the towel and live in shame for not being perfect.

With the tool REALITY CHECK you understand you are not perfect. You never will be perfect. And if perfection is something you attempt to achieve in vain, then you may wallow in self-hatred for not being perfect and this oftentimes propels individuals even lower into bad decisions because they are so discouraged
with their imperfections.

REALITY CHECK is about not falling victim to the perfection syndrome but, rather, being focused on getting back on the right path as quickly as possible so the damage of weak actions are as minimal as possible. As a tool, REALITY CHECK is to be used as a life raft in the sea of bad decisions.

Ten steps forward and two steps back
is still eight steps ahead.