Each spasm of selfishness narrows one's universe that much more by reducing his awareness of or concern with others.
You can make more friends in 2 months by becoming interested in other people than you can in 2 years trying to get other people interested in you.
Lift Where You Stand
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Some Want to Lead, Others Want to Hide
Although it may seem simple, lifting where we stand is a principle of power. Most of the priesthood bearers I know understand and live by this principle. They are eager to roll up their sleeves and go to work, whatever that work might be. They faithfully perform their priesthood duties. They magnify their callings. They serve the Lord by serving others. They stand close together and lift where they stand.
However, there are those who sometimes struggle with this concept. And when they do, they seem to fall into one of two camps: either they seek to lead, or they seek to hide. They covet a crown or a cave.
Oddly enough, often the root cause of both of these tendencies—seeking to lead or seeking to hide—may be the same: selfishness.
Brethren, may we cease to aspire and cease to retire!
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