An unknown, insignificant member of society has no power to intervene in affairs of state. In order to be able to do so, you have to reach the centre (or the top, which is symbolically the same), where the king or the president is, and become their minister.
Once you have reached the centre, the summit, then, yes, you will have every possibility, but as long as you remain on the fringes, nobody will listen to you.
The same law exists on the spiritual plane. Until you manage to reach the centre – your spirit – you can acquire a few things, to be sure, but you are not really in charge.
Whereas if you attain the centre, your spirit, you are the master because this centre affords you every power, everything depends on you.
So, stop focusing on transitory, futile realizations and set to work to reach the centre, without worrying about how long it will take you to get there.