Creating Your Own Luck through Hard Work and Patience

Post Last Updated: November 14, 2021

Why is it that some people seem luckier than others? How come some people constantly receive better results, and others do not receive those same results? Do you want to become luckier? In this post, I’m going to talk about how you can create your own luck and get on to achieving whatever goal you want.

In many areas of life, sports, career, relationships, etc., some people seemingly always are achieving, finding success, and getting what they want.

In those same areas, we see others who are catching bad breaks, having a tough time finding success, and never seem to get it right.

Are you a person who falls into the first category, or the second category? Are you someone who is “lucky”, or are you someone who is “unlucky”?

Do you want to find more luck? Are you looking to find success in your life and are just looking for your big break?

In this post, I’m going to talk about how you can create more “luck”, and what you can do to change your life for the better – starting from today.

“The harder I work, the luckier I get” – Samuel Goldwyn

Is Luck Real?

First, is luck real?

Scientists and statisticians have spent many years studying if luck is real or if luck is just a series of fortunate random events.

While statisticians and scientists believe that luck is the interpretation of a series of random events, other people believe luck is real and is part of something bigger (a supernatural force, fate, karma, etc.)

In the first case, scientists believe that people look at a series random events and give more weight to the positive events, i.e., say that those events are lucky.

While an event might be unlikely, just because it occurred doesn’t mean that it was luck.

Also, as I’ve experienced in the past in casinos, while someone might be winning one night, you never know how many other nights they have sat and lost in the same exact chair.

On the other side, people believe that you can create luck through doing good deeds, praying and magic.

While I agree with the scientists and statisticians, I also believe you can improve your chances of having positive results in your life. I do believe that you can manifest your own reality through intentional action, however life might not always manifest in exactly what you expected.

I believe you can create your own “luck” – i.e., improve the chances of you succeeding through your own efforts.

“Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.” – Seneca

How People Create Luck in Life

Whether luck is real or not from a scientific standpoint, I believe that anyone can CREATE their OWN luck through hard work and preparation.

Think about this scenario for a second: you are at work and there is a new management opportunity in your department.

This new position requires a certain certification that you have – a certification that took 300 hours of studying, many long hours of homework and preparation, and a massive test to top it all off.

Some other people in your team don’t have this certification, and others have different certifications.

At the end of the hiring process, management gives you an offer to take this new opportunity because of your previous work and experience.

In this case, are you lucky? Is this an instance of luck?

It might seem like luck, in that the position could have required any number of different requirements, but it wasn’t luck that you got a demanding certification and have been successful in your work.

In this situation, your preparation and work created your own luck. 

Have you experienced situations like this in your life? Have you seen where someone suddenly receives something unexpected?

What you maybe didn’t see is the hard work, the preparation, and dedication of that person before.

Overnight success is 5 years in the making, and to create your own luck, you need to have a plan and strategy to reach your goals.

A 5 Step Plan to Create Your Own Luck

Below I’ve laid out 5 steps for you to consider for creating your own luck. Wherever you want to go in life, whatever you want to do, doing the steps below will get you closer to you goals.

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  1. Take Full Responsibility for Your Life
  2. Decide Today to Start Living Intentionally With Purpose
  3. Create Daily, Weekly and Monthly Goals and a Plan to Achieve Those Goals
  4. Understand that Setbacks and Stretches of Bad Luck Will Happen
  5. Stay Consistent and Don’t Give Up

Below, I’ll go into detail to give you more details on these steps.

1. Take Full Responsibility for Your Life

The first step in making this year the best it can be is deciding to take full responsibility of your life.

You are the only person that can positively affect what happens in your life. Likewise, if something doesn’t go right, then you have to fix you.

If you want more, you need to go and get it – no one else is going to give it to you.

Taking responsibility of your life means you are the sole owner of your future life and only you can do what is necessary to find success.

While you might believe some people are just more lucky than others, you can begin to create your own luck through your work and habits.

2. Decide Today to Start Living Intentionally With Purpose

Ideas, goals, and dreams are worthless without action.

Today, you need to make a decision that is going to change your life forever.

Today, you need to decide that you are going to live with purpose.

Starting today, you are fully responsible for your life, so are you going to let it slip away, or are you going to attack it with all your power and strength?

Today, make a decision to do the right thing for yourself and those around you that you care about.

Today’s the day you start making positive changes and get on the path to achieving your wildest dreams.

3. Create Daily, Weekly and Monthly Goals and a Plan to Achieve Those Goals

The process of setting goals is not too hard.

However, the process of setting goals which you will actually achieve is a little tricky.

Make no mistake though, you can definitely learn the steps to setting good goals, and get in an action based mindset to achieve your goals.

When creating goals for your life, career, health, money, etc., there are a few things you need to do:

  • Deconstruct your destination and goals and break them into smaller sub-goals
  • Set both short and long-term goals
  • Write down your goals and keep them somewhere visible
  • Share your goals with friends and family

First, you need to understand exactly what you want in life.

Do you have personal development goals? Do you have career goals? Are you wanting to get into better shape? Is there anything you want to be able to experience with you family?

All of these questions are important for you to determine exactly what you want.

After answering these questions, you can work on creating goals to achieve in the short term, and in the long term. Creating a daily plan to attack the short term goals is critical and will guide you on the way to success.

After creating your plans, you can hold yourself accountable by telling friends and family, and making sure they keep you on the path to success.

4. Understand that Setbacks and Stretches of Bad Luck Will Happen

Without failure, there is no success. If you achieved everything you set your mind to, where would the growth be? How would that be a great story?

Failure and struggle is part of human nature, and overcoming that struggle is how you grow and become better.

Being honest with you, setbacks happen and they suck. I’ve set savings goals and had appliances break down unexpectedly. I’ve been injured in sports. There have been people who let me down and made me reassess my time and goals.

Each time though, I was able to get through these tough times and get to the other side.

You can bounce back from any mistake and get back on the road to success. You are capable of achieving anything and it’s important to understand that failure is temporary.

As long as we don’t make it a habit of getting into rough patches, you’ll be able to get back on track in no time.

5. Stay Consistent and Don’t Give Up

As I mentioned above, overnight success is usually 5 years in the making. It’s going to be a lot of work, and it’s going to take consistent efforts over time to get to your goals.

The path to success is lonely and demanding.

Here’s the thing though: all it takes is a simple decision and dedication on a daily basis.

Simple daily disciplines will add up over time into massive results.

At first, it’s going to seem like you are trudging through mud and you aren’t going anywhere. Over time, it’ll get easier and easier.

Then all of sudden, you’ll get your breakthrough and you’ll be well on your way to your goals.

All it takes is doing a little bit each day and staying consistent.

I know you can do it, because you have a tremendous potential. You can do whatever you want, and you’ll be on your way to creating your own luck.

Are You Going to Start Creating Your Own Luck Today?

Whether luck is real or not, you can create your own opportunities and put yourself in a better position to achieve your goals.

Achieving your goals might not happen next year, it might not happen the year after, but by working a little bit each and every day, you can accomplish anything you want.

I hope that this article has given you some food for thought on how you can create your own luck in your life, and how you can get on the path to greater and greater success.