Sometimes it pays to be lucky. If you stick at it long enough and work hard enough, luck can find you. This is not random luck, but luck that is the byproduct of diligence. Just as you can’t get lucky if you don’t buy lottery tickets, and the more you buy, the more likely you will be lucky, so it is with inventing. The more we create, the more likely luck with find us. Fingers crossed.
Some of the world's most famous inventions were created by luck. Coca Cola and Pepsi were created as medicinal remedies. Plastic was a failed attempt to synthesize shellac. Vulcanized rubber, which makes car tires possible along with a million other things, was an accidental spill that landed on a hot stove. Viagra was a failed attempt at developing a heart medicine. Chocolate chip cookies were an accident. The list goes on and on.