The Swansea City captain was talking about the Swans promotion chances in a week when Angel Rangel criticsed the club for holding back his career by denying him a move to Fulham.
Monk said “I will be saying to all the boys that we have got three or four months ahead of us which could change all our lives for ever
“We all want to play at the highest level and the fact is that we have a chance to do it together with Swansea City.
“It’s a big ask, I know, but we have worked hard to get where we are and we don’t want to waste the position we’re in.
“We will need a bit of luck along the way, there’s no doubt about that, and if we do get to the Premier League, I think we’ll have earned it.
“We have achieved great things already this season after what went on at the club last summer, but we’re in with a great chance of doing something really special and we all want to push on.
“It’s a massive boost for everyone at the club to have those three players still here because they are all very important to us,” Monk added.
“You always want to keep your best players, and they are three of ours. I’m happy the window is closed now because people can stop talking about transfers and what might happen.
“Leon, Darren and Angel are all great professionals who I know will knuckle down and help the team as they always have done.
“It would have been a massive blow to lose them. Now they are still here we have to concentrate on what we are trying to achieve, and I’m sure those three will have no problems.
“There has been speculation about them and other players in the past and it hasn’t affected performances.”