It is said an eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words, "and this too, shall pass away." how much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!
Most people with a big idea, great talent and/or something to say don't get lucky at first. or second. or even third. it's so easy to conclude that if you're not lucky, you're not good. so persistence becomes an essential element of good, because without persistence, you never get a chance to get lucky.