That depends. There are many potential motivations behind guilt. Is the guilt being used to motivate you to do something good? Is it being used to make you feel bad about a mistake you made? Is it being use to get you to do something for someone else? This is a very complex question!
For some people, guilt can be a powerful motivator. For others, it can be a drain on their energy and a preoccupation that keeps them from moving forward. It’s important to analyze the effect it has in your life. Is guilt a valuable guide or something to eliminate? How has guilt had an impact on your life? (more…)