If the world enjoys you and you don’t then you are missing out on…you!
The trade-off for enjoying oneself is worth making.
Agreed, not laughing at your own jokes makes them weirdly funnier.
But, you are better off enjoying them with the audience. If you are serious about enjoying your jokes then laugh in spite of the audience because it’s funny to you!
While the audience claps for you, raise that right hand above your head, bend it backwards and pat yourself!
Acknowledging oneself is better than playing humble.
Instead of dismissing, rejecting or redirecting appreciations accept them with a 32-watt smile and a simple “Thank You!”
Receiving well-wishes wholeheartedly is better than belittling oneself.
Pause and take it in! Go off-script, off-schedule, off-the-grid to look at how far you’ve made it. Reflection is a beautiful way to enjoy one’s efforts.
In short, enjoy yourself while you are on the journey.