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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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132. Guilt be gone

Kick guilt to the kerb.

Guilt exists for one purpose only, to flag up when we’ve done something wrong that we should feel bad about. It is our moral centre kicking us in the backside for perceived wrong-doing. It is our conscience pricking us to make amends. It exists to ensure we’re nicer people who don’t treat others in a way that would be considered cruel or hurtful. However, there is another type of guilt that has nothing to do with morality or right and wrong. It’s a false guilt that is the result of your inability to forgive yourself for not doing what’s expected of you. Do not succumb to that second sort of guilt.

Do you often do things out of a need to avoid feeling guilty? Make phone calls, maintain friendships ...

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