It's not easy to work on something new, keeping ones momentum can be difficult. As we build new services, products, companies and markets we will hit many bumps in the road; challenges that can rob people and teams of their energy. It can be helpful to keep the big picture in mind. The new American economy will be created with or without our help. We either work to implement our ideas now or read about someone else pulling it off; those are the only two options. The choice is always clear.
Friends, family, blogs, experts, strangers won't get it, they won't see it, they can't see it and you can't help them see it. But you can see it. You know it's there, even if it's still fuzzy.
Here's a great 10 minute TED Talk from Erik Brynjolfsson (he also coauthored a great book with Harvard professer Andrew McAfee, about many of the same concepts)
Erik talks about how this new economy is different, about where we've been and where we're going. This context gives new ideas, products and services an exceptional platform to stand on (or behind, new ideas often need protection!). It offers a framing for what's changing, what's different and why your work is so important. Even in those times you may forget.