Growth stops when you become inward focused, rather than outward focused. (Christine Caine, Australian activist)
In the “Me first” world of today, we seem to have taken the ideal of American individualism to an extreme. “I’ll do it my way” is a popular mantra for many. While such an attitude may gain some fame or fortune, it will inevitably stunt the personal growth of the individual. Putting others first not only benefits society, as a whole, it allows for personal growth and fulfillment.
There is joy for those who deal justly with others and always do what is right. (Psalm 106:3)
The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. (Proverbs 11:25)