You wake up in the morning (a) feelin’ like P. Diddy, and (b) with what could possibly be an industry-changing idea. An idea so original that you’re sure it will send your company straight to the top of the food chain. You find yourself strutting into the office, ready to blow everyone’s mind with your incredible proposal. Maybe you even set up a mid-morning meeting just to properly express yourself. After all, they’ll likely promote you to President of the company after they see that you’re the most dedicated employee that’s ever worker there. You should probably keep a journal of the day because this will make an excellent chapter in your autobiography, aptly titled “Life of a Creative Genius.” The meeting begins and you lay out your idea. You don’t want everyone to actually fall out of their chairs, so you conservatively keep your enthusiasm to a 9.5 on a scale of 1 to 10.
“So that’s my idea.” You expect interns to faint, co-workers to spit out their coffees in amazement, and the mayor to show up and give you a key to the city. There must be something wrong, though, because they just stare at you blankly with a pitying look in their eyes. As it turns out, no one else can see the value in your brainchild. They pile out of the office while you convince yourself that they’re just a big bunch of close-minded doofuses. As weeks go by, however, you also see the flaws in your plan… the economic impossibilities, the potential for disaster, the illogical waste of manpower.
And here’s where The Ting Tings offer you some valuable advice: Shut Up and Let Me Go. Their upbeat, techno-pop creation is the sugarcoated bop in the head you need to realize that sometimes you just have to let it go. The business model doesn’t care if you put 40 hours of work into that project- if it isn’t good, then it isn’t good. Instead of wasting your energy on something that isn’t worth salvaging, focus your effort on something worthwhile. Letting go isn’t easy, but maybe rocking along to the English duo’s 2008 hit will make the process just a little bit easier.