What did you get?
What was the result?
What's the bottom line?
Don't expect anyone to appreciate the effort unless they like the result.
As my former boss, Bruce Green once said, "nobody cares how hard you tried."
That might sound cold, but it's right on point. Effort is important, but results rule. Useful, productive, noble results of course. Results that align with your values. But effort without results? Nobody really cares.
-- Doug Smith