Do not depend on the hope of results. You may have to face
the fact that your work will be apparently worthless and
even achieve no result at all, if not perhaps results opposite
to what you expect. As you get used to this idea, you start
more and more to concentrate not on the results, but on
the value,the rightness, the truth of the work itself.
You gradually struggle less and less for an idea and more and
more for specific people. In the end, it is the reality
of personal relationship that saves everything.