I was speaking with a bloke (that's Australian for man) yesterday who is big on complaining about his lot in life. He's fond of saying "if only I had more I could be more and do more." I did my best to explain to him that life is about being, doing, having, not having, being, doing.
To build our new world we must be the best we can be first. We will then automatically start doing what we need to do, and then life will provide a return to us that will be many times greater that what we invested providing that is that we are not attached to what we get back.