Guilt, much like fear, is a controlling factor. Guilt and fear should motivate you instead of control you.
Remember, freedom is the power to choose right over wrong. By allowing an outside force to control your decisions, you are giving up your freedom to choose. Once you give up your freedom to choose you are no longer a free person.
Positive not negative. Right not wrong. Freedom not control.
(Note: I’m referring to the feeling of guilt, not the act of being guilty.)