First they ignore you
"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."
By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.
Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.