The Enemy of Selfishness

Has there ever been a time in your life when you’ve felt purposeless, lost in a cycle of self-focus, and couldn’t quite pinpoint why?

“Men say they do want to serve, they claim that they want to help, and in reality, that is true. The disagreement happens in the application of the principle.”

The Battle Between Selfishness and Selflessness

Selfishness. It’s a concept deeply ingrained in our society, a constant concern of our own interests, our own desires. It’s the inward focus that constantly asks, “What’s in it for me?” And it’s a battle we all face daily – between being selfless, serving others, contributing to something bigger than ourselves, and succumbing to our own desires and needs.

Techniques for Selflessness:

  1. Understanding the Source: Recognize that the source of goodness isn’t us, it’s something greater. Once we make this shift, we start to focus less on ourselves and more on serving others.

  2.  Accountability: Hold yourself accountable for your actions, decisions, and their impact on others. This encourages a shift from self-focus to other-focus.

  3. Stewardship: Be a steward in your community, your family, your relationships. Your purpose isn’t necessarily about you, it’s about the impact you can have on others.

Examples of Selflessness in Action

  • Choosing to serve others, even when there’s no direct benefit to you.
  • Taking the time to understand and empathize with someone else’s perspective.
  • Using your skills and talents to help others, not for personal gain, but to make a positive impact.

What Selflessness can change for you?

When we shift from selfishness to selflessness, we start to live a life that’s not just about us. We find purpose and fulfillment in serving others, contributing to something bigger than ourselves. 

It’s a journey of understanding and growth and truly transformative.

Are you ready to make the shift from selfishness to selflessness? 

How will you serve others today?