make (one's) own luck

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make (one's) own luck

To rely on one's skill, ability, and perseverance to capitalize on opportunity, rather than relying solely on luck itself. A truly good businessperson knows how to make their own luck. You can't just wait around for success to fall into your lap!
See also: luck, make, own

make your own luck

be successful through your own efforts and opportunism.
See also: luck, make, own
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I know I am lucky (well, I made my own luck) because I insured myself many years ago against getting cancer - a bet I did not want to win but I did and, as a result, I have had a few quid to make memories for my family while I can.
I have often made my own luck without sitting on the fence, waiting for something to happen.
"I had a bit of luck with the conditions as the players who went out later got the worst of it, but I made my own luck and I am pleased with the way I played.