'There’s man all over for you, blaming on his boots the faults of his feet. Samuel Beckett (Waiting for Godot)'
The difficulty with waiting for something to determine what happens to you is that it makes you feel less an adult than a child.
Your ‘locus of control’ (or the extent to which you believe you impact life) is farmed out to something beyond your self rather than remaining inside.
Given the demonstrated impact of the latter on job performance and satisfaction, it’s any wonder that adults in such an environment feel debilitated.