Language is our code. It is the programme we run so often, it is us. If it says we can (you can start your own business), we can. If it says we can't (you can't draw), we can't. But you can edit it. Listen to the software running and edit it.
Junk food tastes good because the body is wired for survival. But if you want to do more than survive-create, for example- then the mix needs to be more than corn syrup, hydrogenated fats and excess carbs.
Writing is unlikely to make you untold wealth. But it will help you be the best version of you. And that may well make you wealthy. Very.
Every mood is there for a reason. Would you put a sticker over your car fuel guage to stop you being distracted by a low fuel warning? Quite.
Being the same is certainly safe, easy and may work. Being different is challenging, risky and can lose you friends. But you will notice that you are totally, full-on alive.
The proof of alternate universes is in any good novel.
The answer you need is just one more call or one more good night's sleep or one more visit to the coffee shop or one more walk around the block or one more chilli con carne away. There is no way the universe will let on which one, though. Our universe has given us enough advantages without making 'success' trivial.