Your role may be thankless, but if you're willing to give it your all, you just might bring success to those who outlast you.
Much work remains to be done before we can announce our total failure to make any progress.
When birds fly in the right formation, they need only exert half the effort. Even in nature, teamwork results in collective laziness.
Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to achieve uncommon results, provided they don't mind you calling them "common people".
If you keep asking others to give you the benefit of the doubt, they'll eventually start to doubt your benefit.
It's amazing how much easier it is for a team to work together when no one has any idea where they're going.
It can turn a lump of coal into a flawless diamond, or an average person into a perfect basketcase.