To discover something, you need to get lost.
To be lost is to have ‘no known path to one’s destination’. The process of discovering a new piece of land, a route through a thick forest or to scale a peak for the first time, by definition, requires an explorer to get lost. Since nobody has done it before, no known path exists.
When we choose to be innovators, artists and pathfinders, it is necessary to get lost along the way. That is part of the plan. To be lost isn’t the point, but it is an inevitable stepping stone.
If you don’t lose your way, you do not discover.