I’m not much for most commonly quoted maxims. I usually find them trite & annoying, to be honest. However, there is at least one which I often find myself experiencing firsthand & fervently agreeing with. And that is:
(adjusted for a polytheistic POV, of course)
“The gods help those who help themselves.”
So simple, so true.
You can’t not do anything and expect your life to drastically change. Or for it to do anything at all.
(Except stay exactly the same.)
You can see this as an scolding lecture: “You’re so lazy, you just need to help yourself!”
Or as a freeing suggestion: “Life is a buffet. Help yourself.”
The choice is your’s. What will you choose?