That is a principle that should govern everything in our lives. Is should be our constant driving force and the dominant principle that overshadows our actions.
But… the primary application in the context of this verse is evangelism. The next couple verses say: “Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God,
just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.”
It is obvious that God intended this verse to relate to evangelism. The primary way we bring glory to God is through declaring His greatness to the world. So as we quote this verse, we should think primarily about evangelism and doing it.
So how are you doing?