Here, Parker Palmer offers poignant insight into the challenge of exceeding our limits when we have noble goals in our work.
If I try to be or do something noble that has nothing to do with who I am, I may look good to others and to myself for a while. But the fact that I am exceeding my limits will eventually have consequences. I will distort myself, the other, and our relationship – and may end up doing more damage than if I had never set out to do this particular ‘good’. (Let Your Life Speak, p. 47)