The following paragraph is an excerpt from an Inc article entitled Don’t Look for a Great Idea. Look for a Good Problem:
In addition to strategic planning, or planning based on things we know or think we know, we need to start innovation planning, or planning based on things we need to learn to solve new and important problems. That’s how you quest. You don’t plan the journey as much as you prepare for it.
Reading this article made me think of the saying “Necessity is the mother of invention”.