I’ll see what you’re doing and I’ll tell you what’s coming. We can all look at someone’s actions and have a good idea of where those actions will take them. Sometimes, this superpower which we so masterfully wield on others seems to fail on ourselves.
I know where I’m going because I’ve been honest with myself. Denial is different than obliviousness because it means the person is at least aware of what’s going on. Once you can honestly look at your situation and the actions you’re taking, you too will be able to tell the future. Not on things like winning the lottery, but definitely losing at the lottery. The fact is, almost everyone loses, you’ll likely lose if you play.
What about things like health? Well, what does your day look like? Is there some exercise in there and a refusal to consume junk food regularly? If so, you’re probably going to be okay. You can even get crazy with it and set goals, track calories or hire a personal trainer.
Work? Well, how much enthusiasm do you bring to your work? Do you hate it or love it? I’ve never seen anyone get fired that was the best, they usually get promoted, less politics of course. What else? I don’t know, think of your own examples, what actions lead to what results?
Do the things you should to get what you want.
Disclaimer: Calamity happens. It’s rare, but it’s still a thing. It’s up to you how you want to act because of it. Mr. Excuses loves to follow when the "What Ifs" show up.