Larry King, the famous TV star, used to say to his audience that his father came to the US thinking that America is the land of all possibilities and that the streets are paved with gold. After arriving, he realized 3 things:
The streets weren't paved with gold.
The streets weren't paved at all.
He was the one who would pave the streets.
We often tend to believe that creativity leads to success only when it's built on clear directives and extensive plans, but, as in the anecdote [...]