BE GOOD, BUT, BE GOOD AT SOMETHING!
It is necessary to be aware of the necessity of your own spiritual evolution, in order to be able to effectively help others.
Basically, you work spiritually, primarily for yourself. Each of us (even if we ignore this) have a responsibility regarding the huge number of beings that need to be helped. As this progress takes place, you will find ways (more or less effective) by which this progress translates into helping others.
Typically, the doctrine of altruism -"let's dedicate my life to helping others" is not enough, even if it can bring some results.
The boddhisattva perspective is very special and probably the most correct. It includes the fact that you can't help others too much if you don't help yourself first.
A blind person cannot lead or help another blind person except very little.
The Boddhisattva-sii are exemplary spiritual beings who perform their spiritual training not for their own good, but for the good of all beings in the Universe.
MORE ABOUT BODDHISATTVA PRACTICES HERE
Thus they seek to transform themselves spiritually, first of all on them. If they don't transform, they won't be able to help anyone transform.
At the same time, they make spiritual efforts to help others and to train them in an ascending spiral of spiritual evolution more and more accelerated. They do this, however, in full respect and love of all beings in the Universe.
they will not take the final step of acquiring the Supreme Perfection, the spiritual Liberation, even when it will be very easy for them to achieve it, unless all the beings in the Universe have already liberated themselves.
Thus any spiritual effort made by them is, even it, completely emptied of any trace of selfishness.
If the idea "Let me dedicate my life to helping others!" has crossed your mind at least once! - find an idea that could make the world better and put it into practice!
Leo Radutz, founder of the Abheda system, initiator of the Good OM Revolution