Power Players know that serious problems need serious people to solve them. But they also know that heavy on the serious can very quickly result in a person losing their perspective in its entirety.
Being serious comes with a terrible byproduct: everything else becomes serious too.
Recently I lost all perspective, all sense of humour and everything seemed incredibly serious. Then I remembered a line from a Power Players I respect more than anything: “Do something crazy when things are becoming entirely too serious!” This is very, very good advice.
There’s something about seriousness that acts as a type of negative force. Bad things happen when there’s an overdose of seriousness.
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The minute it’s all you can see and feel, break the serious jinx and mix it up. A joke, something nuts – anything to shake off the serious.