Right now I am reading this book by Richard Branson, "Screw it, Let's Do It". On the first page of the book itself. This thought of mine got confirmed from him on which I am going to write about.
He says that his nickname amongst some of the Virgin group staff is 'Dr Yes'. It had come about because of his automatic response to a question; a request or a problem is more likely to be positive than negative. He always tried to find reasons to do something if it seems like a good idea, than not to do it.
Many people say 'No' or 'let met think over it' as a most Pavlovian response when asked a question, whether it's about something small and insignificant or big and revolutionary.
Perhaps they are over-cautious, or suspicious of new ideas, or simply need time to think. But that's not his way of going about things. If something is a good idea, his way is to say 'Yes, I'll consider it' - and then to work out how to make it happen. Of course, its not the case for everything. But what is worse: making the occasional mistake or having a closed mind and missing opportunities?
I always thought, this is the same way probability also works and this works with our lucky numbers, lucky colors, lucky dress, lucky pen etc. too.
The more times we choose any number or color, assuming it our lucky one. The more chances it has to be lucky.
Consider your lucky number, that's the number your have always priorities over others, and when ever it worked as lucky, your faith turned to belief on that Particular Number.
Now think in the same probability terms of your choices, you have made... the more times you have chosen yes the more times you have given "Yes" a change to be lucky and if its "No" think of all the opportunities you might have missed....
I think getting lucky with "Yes" is much better. Just think over it... I don't know may be "No" works for you... but for me "Yes" is My Lucky Option.