Here is an excerpt from Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim‘s book, The Silent Master:
If you really want to change your life, you may have to see that what you’re really getting out of these beliefs is an excuse not to face up to some fear or weakness you have. As long as you believe you’re lazy, will you focus your will on going to school to learn something new? No, because if you’re afraid of failing, you won’t test yourself in school. As long as you believe you’re shy, will you use your will power to seek out a new, more fulfilling career where you have to meet many people? No, because if you’re afraid to talk to others you’ll keep your undesirable present job where there are few people. In both of these situations, you are afraid, not really lazy, and not really shy.