As horrible as it is, we have to be selfish to get anywhere in this life including when it comes to writing or achieving what we want our audience to know. It’s a harsh truth, but a vital, simple reality. Of course, it’s important to bear in mind the degree of selfishness.
I kind of had a glimpse of that when I was trying to submit for a publication. I kind of did my own thing and the result? I got published.