This is the lesson I try to teach my children over and over. What we want out of something, we need to put that energy into it.
If we continually live with the attitude of entitlement without acting on our intentions or wants , nothing of worth will come our way. That doesn’t mean we should stop expecting things we want to happen. There is a difference in living with expectations to bring about what you want and feeling you deserve possibly more than what you should really receive. If you are grateful, giving and kind those attributes will come back to you if you keep faith and act as if those things are already present in your life.
It’s a fine line there, but one worth exploring for sure