Bold people learn the art of self-fulfilling prophesy knowing that a large part of our future is of our own making. This reminds me of a story:
“Tell me quickly: when will you die? Who knows, I may be a seer myself in such matters.”
Hodja felt that very moment that the best way to know one's future is to make it. He also knew that the Emir would stretch luck but never play with it. He looked bravely into Timur’s face and said:
“Great Emir, hearing you is obeying, even when I dread to disclose Allah’s will. I am not given to know without doubt my last day. I only had a blurred vision that I died one day before your Majesty. Inch Allah!