Stop Feeling Guilty, Learn From The Past And Move TF On!

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Know That Hindsight Is Harsh

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Taking accountability is good, and there are actionable items to be found there. You can take the feeling of guilt to assess what you did “wrong” and how you’d like to do it differently next time. But then, also remember to cut yourself some slack. Consider perhaps the information you didn’t have at the time you did the “bad” thing. Recall that perhaps you were under a lot of stress at the time. Maybe you were forced to make an impossible decision.

Often, when we feel guilty, we make ourselves a villain in our memories. We see ourselves as this person who was A) fully aware of what they were doing and B) intended someone else harm. Rarely are either of those conditions true.

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