Thought for today:
‘There are two kinds of guilt: the kind that drowns you until you’re useless, and the kind that fires your soul to purpose.’
— Sabaa Tahir
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Guilt has come up several times this week in my client work.
Guilt for action.
Guilt for inaction.
Feeling guilty can often eat away at us, undermining our confidence and strength.
Replacing guilt with remorse can help and is easier than just “forget about it” which is most friend’s advice.
Guilt is often mistaken – it is a self-judgement relating to a perceived violation of our own, or common societal, standards.
That perception can easily be wrong, yet hard to overcome.
Guilt, regret, low self-esteem, shame, obsession and compulsion all sit in the same Venn diagram of emotion.
My work this week centred on using the guilt to change how we do things in the future without carrying a burden.
Do you recognise some of these thoughts and patterns? What do you do?