The guilt complex

We have within us, between our ears, a simple thing called conscience which teaches us there’s a right and wrong approach to life.

We know when we act contrary to our conscience we feel guilty, and this feeling impacts negatively our thoughts.

This behavior bestows upon us what author David Schwartz called the guilt complex in his book The Magic of Thinking Big.

The guilt complex is what in turn may  break our thought process becuase our mind is constantly asking, ‘will I get caught? Will I get caught?’

We have within us a deep desire to be right, think right, and act right. But our human nature, if let by itself, goes wild, derails us against our conscience to act in the wrong way, which derails the course of our life.

How can we take our behavior into our own hands to avoid situations that will cause us to ask ourselves, Will I get caught?, and instead of creating productive daily habits to live intentionnally for excellence,  we spend our mind capacity to imagine ways to get away with it.

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One thought on “The guilt complex

  1. I like the concept , the idea of ” do something”. However, I hope that doing something doesn’t only mean have a good paying job. One has to do something by building up on what others have left for us, specially in the United States. We have to leave a legacy and contribute to the community, to enhance the larger good. I would say “do something” that benefits the larger good for generations to come.
    Nekita

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