Personally speaking, my experiences mirror those of mystics, in that my feelings seem independent of outward conditions.
So while I check the boxes, dot my Is and cross my Ts, I do my best to reside in the serenity of my imaginary dreams. If I can’t snap my fingers and have it all immediately, I can at least have the feeling of it. That is what I truly desire—when I have gotten what I wished for and felt disappointment and lack, I didn’t care for what I had acquired. Conversely, when I have been shorted or damaged and I was deeply abiding in positive feeling, I didn’t really care if I had just experienced a seemingly detrimental event. And due to my positive state of mind, I was able to parse opportunity from apparent negativity.
I believe abiding in positivity has opened my mind to serendipity, and consequently, my goals have fallen/are falling into place much faster than I ever thought possible. Whether that’s magic or psychology, I leave up to you.
I’ll just focus on being a happy dreamer.