A fundamental belief I have is that if I want the universe to change in some way, I have to make my own change and put it into the universe so it can be seen. Otherwise, the desire just stays in my head and nothing will ever happen unless I get lucky. I would prefer to be able to make my own luck, and one way to do that is to put something into the universe in the form of a concrete deliverable
- A similar expression is "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take", attributed to hockey player Wayne Gretzsky, but my version is inspired more by Newton's Laws of Physics in its form: "For every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction" without the qualifiers of equality and opposition.
- The idea of the karmic boomerang is also similar, as is the idea of "making your own luck".