EP84 Mindset Monday – Letting go of guilt

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In today’s episode of Mindset Monday I share the ever important process of letting go of guilt and recognizing when you are doing something only out of guilt.

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BOL 84


Episode 84


[00:00:13] KC: Welcome to the Business of Life Podcast. My name is Keith Callahan and in today’s episode of Mindset Monday we’re going to be talking about letting go of guilt. Letting go of guilt, letting go of shame, and I want to talk about two things with this because I feel that so many times we’re doing things in life that we don’t want to be doing. And the reason that we’re doing it is because we feel guilty.

I want to challenge you to look at everything you’re doing in your life right now, every decision that you make, everything that you’re involved in, everything that you’re taking part in, and I want you to ask yourself one question, “Am I doing this because I feel guilty? Am I doing this because I feel guilt and if I don’t do it I’m going to feel guilty or shame or whatever?” Like, “I really don’t want to do this thing, but I feel guilty.”

And I’ll challenge you to look at that and ask, “Is it something that you really need to do?” Are you a father and you need to like take care of your kids, or a mother or whatever it may be? But if it’s a direction you’re going in your life and you’re doing it because you feel guilt, that if you don’t do it – so you’re like doing it for somebody else. You’re doing it for some preconceived reason, but you don’t really want to do it.

The first thing is to recognize that, but the second thing is you have the ability to choose to let that go. And I’m not saying just to walk away from all of your commitments, but if you have something in your life and it’s served it’s purpose and you’re just doing it because you feel that you have to do it because you said you were going to do it, maybe you have to look at what it is. And it sounds kind of crazy, but I didn’t finish college. I don’t think I’ve ever said that on this podcast?

I didn’t finish college, and at first I carried a ton of guilt with me for that. But now, as I’ve realized and as my professional career as developed, I’ve realized that wow, I wasn’t really made for college. So for all these years I carried all this guilt and felt like I should finish my degree, I should get it, and I really looked at it and I was like, “Why? Do I need that for my career path? No. Do I enjoy doing it? No. Am I good learner? No. Am I a good student? No.”

And really what I needed to do was I need to take four years of a language and I just didn’t enjoy it. And I used to carry so much guilt with me for that, but I realized that I made that decision, it was actually the right decision and I carried guilt for 10 years that I didn’t have to carry. So if there’s something in your life that you’re doing or you’re carrying guilt because you feel like it’s something you should do, let it go.

All right, that is everything for today’s episode of Mindset Monday. Have a beautiful, beautiful day and we’ll catch you on the next episode.


[00:03:20] KC: Hey, Keith here, and today I have a free gift for you. Listen this free gift is a list of the 12 most influential books that I’ve ever read. These are the books that have helped me to create the mindset, learn the philosophies, learn the skills to really create this big, beautiful, life that we’re living now.

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[00:05:24] KC: Today’s episode is brought to you by our sister podcast, All About Beachbody Coaching. So All About Beachbody Coaching really allows us to do this podcast without having all those annoying commercials in the beginning for you. So All About Beachbody Coaching, the Beachbody business that Amy and I run, actually funds this podcast.

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