“They arose early the next day and offered sacrifices. The people sat to eat and drink, and they got up to make merry.”
~ Exodus 32:6
Just seven weeks after the Exodus and a mere forty days after the Sinai-experience, the Golden Calf was built.
After such a high, how did they fall so low, so fast?
True intentions are exposed in what’s done at the end of a process, so the answer lies in their “making merry”. The Hebrew word for this – “לְצַחֵק” – usually refers to sexual immorality. The idol-worship it seems was just a smokescreen.
To improve, don’t adjust the act, correct your intentions.