The adhesive that makes a post it note work was considered a failure at first. It took years of advocacy for the product to first find it’s eventual use.
The makers of the post it note originally thought you would stick the adhesive to a board, then you could attach any piece of paper to it.
Rather than making the paper adhesive so you could stick it on any surface.
But after a few iterations, and reformulations, the product was ready to go to market.
Change takes a long time. In this case, over a decade of engineering and marketing to make the post-it the office staple we know it as today. Champion your ideas because you never know when it might be your time to lead.