Where There's a Will, There's a Way
Seeds of success don't come from thoughts. They come from your heart's true desires. It's universal law that whatever it is you seek for in life is also seeking you. Whatever your truly want from the depth of your heart is already destined to be yours, if you're willing to unlock the secrets of getting it. Keep in mind here my definition of destiny vs fate here (you can see that in my previous posts).
Here's the thing. Something being destined for you doesn't mean the universe will bring it to you with no effort or work on your part. It merely means that what you want is definitely within your grasp, if you're willing to walk the heroes journey to get it. There is no way to not get your hearts desire if you have an open mind and heart, and are willing to work for it. Basically, it means you're either all in, or you're not in the game at all. The universe and God don't play games with what you want, unless you play games with God and waste your time and energy on things that your heart doesn't really want. Which for some strange reason is most people. Wasting your time is another way of looking at the rationalization and justification.
Simply put, you get out of life what you put into it. No more, no less. And anything you really want is already waiting for you to find it and claim it as your own. How awesomely beautiful or tragically karmic is that? I prefer to see it as awesomely beautiful, but it comes down to perspective and vantage point. It doesn't matter if all the cards are stacked against you, for all is fair in love and war. Love *is* the wildcard: it can do all things and will do exactly as you will it to, when you fully align thought, word and deed as one.
The challenge in life is not to become materially successful or spiritually enlightened. Both are mere reflections of what's possible when you overcome your inner demons that stand between your mind and your heart's desires (and I say *your* demons, because you created them in your own mind). It's only when you follow your hearts desires that thought, word and deed can ever truly become one, and only then is karma obliterated. Where there is a will, there is most definitely a way. And where there is love, all things are possible.