The world sees an end-product. Since I go solo, there's no allowance for disruptions, especially those caused by infrastructure problems, weather, or worse. It's turnabout. It's just like when I "scope" someone, I see and end result. I don't see the bad luck. I know that's a "moral" problem, but the culture I lived in closely has been that way my whole life. I've seen it isn't always like that elsewhere.
As for the need for generating numbers by winning converts, I was particularly impressed by the pitch, when I was invited (without my solicitation) to an interview to become a life insurance agent in 2005, on how much emphasis there is on a "fast start" in developing numbers of leads online -- in the days before "friends", "followers" (stalkers?), and "likes". But soliciting and recruiting people is not what I am all about. I guess I would fail as a Mormon missionary. I'm no Mitt Romney (or Jack Kennedy, Lloyd Bentsen or Dan Quayle).