Those who strive do two things: develop potential and learn to recognize and exploit opportunities. Opportunities can be specific to a certain kind of potential, but it's also possible to recognize the unexpected usefulness of resources and opportunities: the convergence of conditions that can be leveraged for one's unique gain. Necessity alone is not the mother of invention. Vision, even to retain certain conditions, together with necessity or simply want, is the mother of invention and attainment.
Experience researcher in high tech, healthcare, and built environments with an anthropology provenance.