Results from efforts are not dependent on action only. They are dependent upon favorable conditions. Efforts are like seed. You sow them but the plant will spring to life only when the conditions are favorable.
The favorable conditions are of time, location , company and need. IF the result of your action fulfills someone’s need, it will fructify.
Once we change our perspective to this point of view, half of the self inflicted injuries will vanish from our plate.