“Good intentions are only good if doing good was the intention. To many times do people say they did something out of good intentions, but in reality it was to benefit themselves”
The purpose of life is not to win. The purpose of life is to grow and to share. When you come to look back on all that you have done in life, you will get more satisfaction from the pleasure you have brought to other people’s lives than you will from the times that you outdid and defeated them.
-Rabbi Harold Kushner
Most of us plateau when we lose the tension between where we are and where we ought to be.