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Friday, May 19, 2017

Lean Quote: Keep Your Sense of Humor

On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on this journey because without learning we can not improve.

"Enjoy yourself. If you can’t enjoy yourself, enjoy somebody else." — Jack Schaefer

“Enjoy yourself. If you can’t enjoy yourself, enjoy somebody else.” Jack Schaefer
You’ve hear the line: “They said cheer up, things could get worse. So I cheered up and, sure enough, things got worse.” An upbeat attitude and good sense of humor won’t keep you from getting hit by trouble, but they’ll help you handle it if you do get hit.

For years Reader’s Digest has been saying it: “Laughter is the best medicine.” Psychological and medical research solidly confirm this – humor is good therapy. It helps you keep things in perspective, and that’s important right now.

Change usually offers plenty of reasons to be upset, worried, and confused. You can laugh at the craziness of it all, or you could choose to cry. Either one would be an understandable emotional reaction to the situation.

Crying may be cleansing, but humor is healing. So choose laughter. It also helps keep you from blowing all the aggravations out of proportion.

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1 comment:

  1. It was one of the biggest break downs of the year and I was in the Obeya room with all the top managers discussing what happened . Suddenly I broke out into laughter and could not stop and had to leave the room. I knew some of the managers did not think it was funny but I couldn't stop thinking just how stupid it was that led to the chain of events that led to the break down...Be careful where you are when you think something is funny...