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.
— Seth Godin, Confusing lucky with good
Seth nails it … again. Read the whole post, it’s short and insightful.