Success in life and work, regardless of how we define success, is all about execution. It doesn’t matter how brilliant an idea is or how much money we can throw at it. There is an endless list of failures in product development, projects, and life experiments where pure genius was at the root of the effort, and it failed anyway.
Usually, a project or product can survive after the first or second failed attempt if one has enough money and time.
The individuals who waiver, build a reputation of failure, and the ones that succeed, become the Executioners every employer is salivating to have on their team. Executioners are paid the big bucks, always have outside job opportunities, earn special privileges, time off, and hopefully a humble confidence that is a joy to work with.