☀️Creating Your Own Luck: The Power of Persistence and Opportunity

Feb 29 2024 0 Comments

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In life, we often talk about luck as if it's something beyond our control, a mysterious force that either favors us or creates problems for us. But what if luck isn't just about chance? What if it's something we can actively shape and influence? 

I believe that luck isn't a random thing. It's the product of our actions intersecting with opportunities. It's about being prepared to seize those opportunities when they arise. This shift in perspective can have profound implications for how we approach life's challenges and opportunities.

Persistence Through Discomfort

Persistence, I've learned, is the linchpin when it comes to creating our own luck. It's about pushing forward, even when the road ahead seems daunting. I call it "taking brave action." Every setback, every stumble, is merely another step on the journey toward success. By being persistent, we bolster our chances of eventually reaching our goals.

The Power of Resilience. Persistence isn't solely about dogged determination; it's about resilience—the ability to bounce back when faced with adversity. It's about viewing setbacks not as roadblocks, but as opportunities for growth and learning. 

Embracing Setbacks as Stepping Stones. When we embrace challenges with resilience, we transform them into stepping stones that lead to our desired destination. Every setback, every roadblock, presents an opportunity for growth and self-discovery. Instead of viewing setbacks through a lens of defeat, we can choose to see them as valuable lessons that contribute to our personal and professional development. By embracing setbacks with an open mind and a willingness to learn, we transform their negative power into positive, transformative power.

Staying Open to New Possibilities

Luck often favors the prepared, but it also smiles upon those who remain open to new opportunities. By cultivating an open mind and a flexible attitude, we increase our chances of stumbling upon those serendipitous moments. This means stepping out of our comfort zones, embracing uncertainty, and seizing the opportunities that come our way.

Actively Working to Cultivate Luck. Creating our own luck isn't a passive endeavor; it requires active participation and diligent effort. This means honing our skills, expanding our networks, and seeking out new experiences. Every connection forged and every skill acquired enhances our ability to shape our own destiny. 

Seizing the Moment. Opportunities abound, waiting to be seized by those who are vigilant and proactive. When an opportunity presents itself, it's essential to seize it with both hands, knowing that our hard work and determination have prepared us for this moment. By staying alert and ready to pounce, we position ourselves for success. 

My Journey. Last year, my chosen word was "opportunity." I made this decision after reflecting on missed opportunities the previous year. In 2023, I committed to being more attentive to opportunities and seizing them proactively. Rather than waiting, I resolved to create my own opportunities.

With this mindset shift, I encountered new collaborations, business ventures, and friendships. It wasn't luck; it was the result of hard work, planning, goal-setting, and intentional action.

The Power of Belief-in-Self

Belief in oneself is critical when it comes to creating your own luck. If you don't believe you can succeed, you're unlikely to even try. That's why maintaining a positive mindset is so important. Remind yourself that you have the power to shape your own destiny and refuse to be held back by self-doubt or negativity.

Overcoming Obstacles. Sure, there will be obstacles along the way. There will be moments of doubt and frustration. But refuse to let them define you. You are the architect of your own luck, and you refuse to let anything stand in your way. Keep pushing forward, staying open to new opportunities, and believing in yourself.


Creating your own luck is within your grasp. By staying persistent, open to new possibilities, and believing in yourself, you can increase your chances of success in all areas of life. So, keep pushing forward, stay vigilant for opportunities, and remember that with hard work and determination, anything is possible.



Stacey Montgomery
Founder, Stacey M Design Inc.


With my Sunshine and Self-CareTM Greeting Card Subscription Program, I seek to remind us that even as we enjoy supporting others, to also tend to our own needs and goals. Each month it includes a Note to Self card which is a reminder of ways that we can practice self-care, self-love, and self-advocacy. This blog expands on the Note to Self card about creating your own luck. Click here to learn more about Sunshine and Self-CareTM Greeting Card Subscription Program.


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