There is a big difference between recognizing that I do acts that fail and labeling myself as being a failure. I say the wrong thing but that does not mean I am an evil person. I make mistakes at work but that does not mean I am a bad employee. Nevertheless, if I keep suffering bad consequences as a result of my addiction, it is helpful for me to admit to myself that I am an addict and ask someone for help.
Today I will be careful about labeling myself. I will not be hard on myself, be discouraged or ashamed. I refuse to label myself a failure just because I do something that failed. In fact, I will congratulate myself for trying, attempt to learn from my mistakes, and be open to change.