make (one's) own luck

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make (one's) own luck

To rely on one's skill, perseverance, and ability 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 waiting 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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In so many respects, they made their own luck through a mixture of inadequate financial investment and just plain poor choices of personnel who either lacked experience or just weren't right for the job.
Three decades later Everton made their own luck again, on a night which could prove just as pivotal.
While Benson's 76th winner may have been fortunate, Swindon made their own luck.
JEZ Moxey says a jubilant Wolves have made their own luck through working their socks off night and day.
Derry made their own luck, with James Kielt and Joe Diver coming to the fore, but they need to get Paddy Bradley more involved.
Edwards admitted Wales were lucky to get the victory but was adamant they had made their own luck and snatched the momentum away from England.
Using lessons from their own lives, mentors, and even their own patients, they made their own luck.
But Boro made their own luck last night and this marvellous win relieves any pressure in the league and sets them up perfectly for both the derby trip to Newcastle and the Carling Cup Final.
Molby's men had rued ill-fortune in the dismal run which had yielded just three league wins in 2001, but this time, they critically made their own luck, not only in the manner of the goals they bagged but also in their timing.
And he believes it's time Hearts made their own luck by booking a semi- final slot against Celtic.
The Giants made their own luck by physically being much better than us.
However, the Eagles made their own luck through their hard work and rode it to great effect to secure a memorable win.
In fairness, a goal-less draw would have been a good result but Walsall made their own luck to find a winner in the dying seconds of stoppage time.
But Liverpool made their own luck after landing a sucker punch just three minutes after Arsenal had opened the scoring.