Making a living is all about plumbing. You’ve got a reservoir up there, a water tank down here, and you need some way to connect the two.
The reservoir of life up there can’t be changed or moved. As for the water tank down here, that is your career, and it receives only what is decided from Above.
But you also have a second career—your principal career—and that is to bring more good into this world.
In that career, you are a plumber. You can open faucets, widen pipelines, drain all you can from an Infinite Source. It will overflow into the water tanks of your material career. It might even increase their volume.
The flow of life is in your hands.
Likkutei Sichot, vol. 6, p. 193.