I recently hired someone very talented to do some work for me.
I paid her thousands of dollars to create some magic. I knew she could because her work is amazing.
Except when we worked together there was no magic. I didn't like what she created and I am sure she didn't like that I didn't like her work.
We tried our best to fit-to work it out- to make it magical.
It just was, well, so much work.
When I realized that I wasn't going to be happy with the final product, I started debating on whether or not I should just end the working relationship.
I belabored it. I pro and conned it. I justified. I got mad.
So at yoga, one morning, I ran the whole thing by my girlfriend, Lorie.
She listened to the whole story and didn't say a word.
And then she said, "Are you having any fun?"
Um, fun? No. No fun.
She says, "Then move on."
But what about all the money I have invested?
"Let it go. Follow the fun."
Instantly I felt a wave of relief. I wanted permission to follow the fun, to move downstream and to release myself from a strained working relationship regardless of the cost.
And so I did.
And the fun came flooding back in.
Give yourself permission to follow the fun.
Whatever it is you are hanging on to as a reason not to be in fun… let it go.