Without humor life indeed sucks. I have found out that laughing at myself is the best medication I ever need against some medical conditions that the doctors called ‘terminal illness’.
Sicknesses, Stress, pains, poverty, sufferings, hatred, wickedness etc all sucks a great deal of life out of us. But none of these is to be compared to the damages that lack of humor can cause in our life. Imagine when LIFE itself becomes the SUCKER. I lost both my Dad and Mum within one year and I have never and will never view this world the way I have always viewed it again.
We go about hustling and trying too hard for things that we will one day leave behind. My mum will not believe it if she was told that she will die just days before an event that she has been preparing for many years now. This is just one example of how futile the things of the world could be.
In this article are those things that can make you live a humorous and fulfilled happy life.
How to see Humor in everything
Looking for the best element of every situation: No matter what the situation is, no matter how bad it is, an element of fun and humor must be present in it. All you need to do is look harder.
Observe little children. However poor, miserable, unhappy, wicked, uncaring etc their parents are, children still find good thing in them and hold them to a very high esteem. They see great things in their parents. If we learn to look for wonderful things in every situation we find our self, we will discover that sooner or later, humor will naturally find us.
Assuming the worst scenario: Think of what could possibly be the worst outcome of every situation. And prepare yourself to shake off the shock that it will bring. What this will do for you is that it will make you heave a sigh of relief. As you have already anticipated the possible worst outcome. If things eventually turn out to be good, fine!. Note that i am not saying we should be pessimist, No what i am saying is that you should make a mental picture of the worst outcome and get ready for it.
Be in constant search of opportunity to make people laugh: There is a natural law of ’causes and effects’. What this means is that when you carefully and curiously look for ways of making people laugh, you end up discovering that you will laugh at some of the things you do and this way, life goes on with more HUMOR.
Associate yourself with happy, motivated and Humorous people. Humor is just as contagious as success is. Happy and Humorous people are everywhere, mix up with the right gathering. Places like Religious places, social places, entertainment places or even game houses can do.
Engage in doing things that you enjoy doing: I enjoy playing around with numbers for example and that influenced my choice of becoming a chartered accountant. You will find joy, happiness and humour if you day in day out do those things that you are wired for. Do not try to become another Mr. John Doe when you know that all could end becoming will be second best. The best managers and business coaches that I have met in my professional career are almost always those that derive extreme joy in their chosen profession.
A sales person who does not try to introduce humour in their daily quest for closing deals will understand the true meaning of misery and frustration. Marketing and sales cannot thrive on stress – humour is the key to becoming very successful in marketing.
In whatever you do, just remember that this life is too short for anybody to spend even a single second without enjoying it to the fullest. Actively look for the things that will help you Get Motivated, Stay Motivated and Enjoy life to the fullest.