It is possible that when we examine our motivation we might discover that we are engaging in our practice, or in a particular kind of positive action, not for mundane or worldly benefits, but for our own liberation. This liberation, however, is only about one’s own self, not the liberation of other beings. The scope of this motivation belongs to the lowest vehicle. If we discover that this is in fact the scope of our motivation, we should definitely seek to adjust it right away so that our motivation instead becomes one of bodhicitta.
[Depicted from "Life as Practical – Practical Instruction to the Lay Practitioner - Part 2" May 2015, Canada.]