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Eliminating Guilt, Shame, Regret, And Worry - Key Points

Eliminating Guilt, Shame, Regret, And Worry - Key Points

  • Regret and shame often result from feelings of guilt.
  • Guilt is a sense of culpability that can be helpful or devastating in one's life.
  • When you make a mistake, own it. Correct it if you can, then let it go. Here's how.


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