Using control to create the future

I have heard that there is a mindset in Germany where the end is pictured and then is accomplished. Another way of saying it is “You create your own future.”. I find this interesting because the general mindset in most of the world is “What’s going to happen to me?”

Can anyone offer anything that that illustrates ways of going about it on an individual and societal level to get definite results?

It is what all living things do, and is what distinguishes living from non-living things. If you’re interested, consider the references listed in the Wikipedia page for PCT. There are many, many examples there and in posts to this forum.

But it sounds like you are confusing this (actual behavior) with what people say they are doing. Narratives can sound quite convincing.