Where in your life are you hesitating because of a fear of not being “successful?”
“The greater danger for most of us in not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it.” Aristotle
It is okay to act selfishly in the short term for long term health and well-being. Don’t be cynical but understand that no one else is going to take care of you. You need to take care of yourself.