As children we get rewarded (retarded) for good behavior by our parents and in school. We take this reward system with us into adulthood.
We tell the universe I am doing a, b and c and now you owe me big time because I have been a good girl/boy.
We can't manipulate the universe. The universe operates by her own rules. Get comfortable in this present moment because that’s all we have.
What works one moment won’t work the next. The truth in one moment is an untruth in the next because the universe is not stale, it is incredibly flexible. Change is all there is.