I believe it is a sign of emotional health to regularly check our motives. I regularly evaluate my actions, thoughts, and the motivations behind them, in order to verify whether I’ve been representative of the God I know, and to assure that I have not been acting out of selfishness. The hope is that I may decrease and He may increase.
Have you ever noticed how when you release your death grip the notion that things must benefit you they typically end up benefiting you in a greater way? The goals are met, but with a greater peace that you might have had otherwise.