Anytime you try to make something better, you must start out understanding that you’re in this for the long game. The bigger the goal and the more people involved, the longer it will take.
You must also realize that there will be push back (and apathy) all along the arduous road you have chosen to go down. Key figures will be there along the way to give encouragement and support, but they’re not going see you across the finish line. Only you can do that.
These are just some of the hard truths that prevent people from committing to implementing change. Because it seems daunting, it’s easier for most people to just go with the flow.
The thing is, it’s really not that hard. You just need to understand you’re in for a long fight – once you get that it’s not so discouraging. But even though you might be slugging away at it for a long time without much obvious results, a funny thing will start to happen.
People will begin to see you as a change agent. A formidable person to be respected.
Because you are unfazed by push back and apathy.
You are on a mission.