There was an interesting project we worked on, which fell apart early in the cycle. For some reason, we realised it very late, like after 90% of project completion. The developer who closely worked on this project, was requested to pull the site down. She was not disturbed, in-fact was very peaceful and composed. She was definitely attached to this work, considering the effort she had put in. When I asked her on how she is so detached and very fine about it, her response was awesome and had so much for all of us to learn from.
She said: Jay, my intuition did tell me this project had slipped away, right in the start and I ignored it. The client always expressed huge resistance and cornered me in most of the meetings. I knew they were just waiting for an excuse, hence I made sure to exceed expectation with a hope that the client will complete the site with us. It didn’t go that way, I have to pull it down… and every time I look at this site, it makes me happy. Am light. No guilt/regret.
After a short pause, she added; I gave them the best :), they were not ready for it.
I was floored, so floored by this generous outlook. This beautiful conversation with her helped me big way to dust this drama behind and spring back.