Where is the Joy?
Without joy, there is only angst.
If there’s one thing I learned the HARD way in 2015, it is that if something isn’t bringing joy to my life, it needs to go.
Regardless of how much I may be getting paid to experience such a thing – whether it be a difficult client, tedious work, or just crumbs on the floor – if it brings no joy to my life, then it just doesn’t belong.
When I realize that something is causing me angst, I need to have the wisdom to identify it and ask myself why I’ve brought this situation into being.
Is there a lesson to be learned here? Am I doing it out of a feeling of obligation? Am I doing it wrong? Have I tried to change the situation?
Once I consider those questions, my path is clear.
Today, I began the day with angst. Luckily, my partner is a wonderful sounding board and helped me to realize that I’ve been sinking money, time and emotion into a project that will never return my investment. It was the continued angst that made me realize it is time to let it go.