When you're forced to find a solution and you have no other choice other than to succeed, then you will.
That's why the world changes every few centuries, or maybe even decades.
Because once you're not forced anymore to succeed, then you will get lazy.
And while you're lazy, others will be active.
This is exactly what's been happening over and over again.
For hundreds of years.
People, organizations and countries that have no other choice than to succeed, will succeed, while everybody else won't.
If a country has to replace "dirty ways" of generating energy that kills its people with new, clean and renewable ones, then they will succeed.
If a country has to replace normal buses with electric buses because otherwise its people will die, then they will succeed
So what's the lesson here?
Never underestimate someone who has no other choice other than to succeed.
They might be thinking in decades while you're probably thinking in months...