Are goals selfish? Is it self-centered to pursue your goals?
Our goals are important. Successful goal achievement brings positive results along with a healthy sense of self-accomplishment. It builds our esteem. Even when those goals are dedicated to outcomes that benefit others more than ourselves, in fact, perhaps more so.
Serving others as we achieve our goals builds good will, strong relationships, and more sustainable results. When others are happy, in addition to ourselves, the results are more likely to persist.
It is at once unselfish AND self-improving. It's a winning combination: creating and achieving goals that serve others.
We are best at achieving our goals when they are in service to others.
I'm in favor of the best results possible for all. How about you?
-- doug smith