Does Guilt hold you back?

10 Oct

I have had this thought on my mind for a while now. I hope I can explain it in a way that you the reader understands where I am coming from. Talking from the economic stance in life, does having guilt of being a financial achiever while others are left behind hold you back from going after money? I often wonder how I would feel or think if I had an opportunity to make a lot of money. I often wonder if I have had the chance but did not notice it or go after it because of some silly excuse all because of a guilty feeling inside of me.

I sit back and think do people say they are where they are because of the lack of opportunity out there? Or is that an excuse masking their guilt they carry? Do I or others feel that if the money comes along they feel they will forget where they came from and/or leave family and friends in the dust?

The way I see it is there is a fine line between not following the money because of guilt and forgetting where you came from and not feeling guilty. Granted the opportunities to get to the top are so few in today’s economy, but there are still some chances . If I ever reached my goal, I would never forget  those that were there with me through thick and thin.

I sometimes wonder if athletes have the same guilt drama in their body as to why some fail at winning , and have all kinds of excuses for failure. Do athletes feel that their friends will no longer be friends if they beat them?

Guilt is very powerful if you have a conscious and care about others in life. If guilt is holding us back, then we need to figure out a balance for financial success and not forgetting those we care about. I know I will never have the mind set of “I got mine screw you”.

I would like for people to comment on this blog so a nice debate can go on. I want to hear your thoughts or ideas on this matter.

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2 Responses to “Does Guilt hold you back?”

  1. lista de emails October 24, 2012 at 1:09 am #

    this article has changed my life, when i read it and followed it, i was also happy.

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