Want a 100% guaranteed way to burn yourself out?
Set yourself a goal of changing someone's mind.
No one can *make* me change my mind. No one can *make* me believe something. People don't convince me of things, I convince myself. I hear something and then some part inside of me goes, "Omg, that is true, I agree with that," or "Gosh you know, that explains that thing I was struggling with, I'm so glad I know that now." Someone can water a little seed of doubt that already exists within me and that can eventually shift my thinking. But no one can make me change my mind.
We know this as little kids. "Nuh-uh you can't make me."
But sometimes, in the name of the righteous, beautiful, or socially just things that we believe we try anyway. We try to change other people's minds.
And then we get tired. And burnt out. And defeated. Because it's not working. It's not working.
We need other strategies. And they are out there. But first we need to give up on this being one of them.