All too young
He sounded all too young with this talk. A direct cause and effect, action and then reaction relationship in life is not so discernible. For a time it might seem so. But there are underlying vectors, unknown forces that also are at work. In life “if you do this than that will happen” is not always the case. Lessons are not always so clear or apparent. As with an earthquake, millions of dormant unknowns contribute to one outburst.
A better, longer lasting approach is to hold off on wanting immediate answers, and to wait for the mystery of it all to gradually unfold.
(By the way, after some immediate success, five years down the road the young man hurt his back, was broke and looking for any available work.)