This is sort of another “Is this a sin?” question.
I had a philosophy professor in college who told the class, at the beginning of the semester, that each of us was allowed to pick our final grade. Whatever grade we asked for we would receive, regardless of how we performed in class.
Of course, I picked “A.” I have no idea whether I did A work by the end of the semester. :shrug:
But I got an A on my report card. So: would it be a sin to pick an A and then not put the effort into earning the A?
(regardless, it was a brilliant lesson: 27 years later, I’m still pondering it )