The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.
Nearly all the things that shake the world come out of nowhere. A boring (looking) scientist or business man hard at work changes things far more than someone sitting around with a mission statement and a proclamation to change the world.
While 100 “entrepreneurs” online are busy updating their profiles and posting links to business-y articles on their Facebook page, there is one entrepreneur (without a Facebook page) with his head down getting work done.
You can spend your time arguing about National politics or getting involved in your local government. One pleases the ego, the other makes a difference.
Action looks boring. It’s often not loud while it’s happening. But the result is frequently revolutionary.
Our ambition should not be to win, but to play with our full effort. Our intention is not to be thanked or recognized, but to help and to do what we think is right. Our focus is not on what happens to us but on how we respond. In this, we will always find contentment and resilience.
– The Daily Stoic pg 148