Reality check #1) The larger the institution, the longer it will take to affect change. Depending on the magnitude of the change and the amount of power you wield, be prepared for years.
Reality check #2) It ain’t over ‘till it’s over, and just when you think it’s a done deal, don’t be surprised to find you’re not quite there yet.
So this begs the question “Why bother?” Hmm, the answer to that is somewhat complicated, but let me see if I can drill it down.
If the change you are trying to implement is going to help people, it’s worth hunkering down and settling in for the long game. It takes a special kind of toughness and tenacity to make things happen in this kind of environment.
Take pride in being the kind of person who can tirelessly and relentlessly pursue this goal for the greater good.
Don’t ever, ever give up.