Making the wheels spin in the invention process is as important as the wheels spinning on a motorcycle. I know what winning produces in feelings, and below is a picture of my racing days past. I have spent many years racing motorcycles winning many and falling behind on many more. Winning in the invention business means you get paid for what you end up producing and continuing to invent other products. Many inventions you produce make you no more than an education while doing it. There are those inventions that you get lucky and win so to speak, being allowed a valid patent on all your claims is one. The other lucky aspect is the production of your product and product acceptance. One important requirement to winning at anything requires a thing called luck. I am having difficulty defining what luck actualy is, luck has nothing to do with intent. Luck is not a feeling and it attaches to certain people at any given time. All I can tell you is that luck is a large percentage of winning and that being allowed a U.S. patent for your invention is lucky. Luck that no one else has got a patent on the claims you are asking allowance for in your patent application is an example. Always do your best in workmanship, and honesty works better than the "butter up technique". Be professional, and humble yourself. You can have the best invention but unless you have luck and patience, your efforts will seem straight up a steep hill.
"life seems 85% luck-8% stumbling- and 7% your conscious intent." Dale G. Basgall-2011
Chuck Yeager 2011
The above picture is what I consider something lucky, being able to meet someone that is a winner at life. Chuck Yeager is a prime example of "a winning attitude"
This picture is an example of what I consider a fortunate experience after living with a winning attitude.
Four words to success "drift with the wind" Dale G. Basgall-2012