Abandon is sometimes part of the process.
If we arrive at a dead end, then we can no longer hold on to a prior expectation. We got to be willing to let it go. Ideas sometimes are only meant to get us to certain points.
At the same time constant change can be deceptive. With abandon comes a feeling of excitement and freedom. If you haven’t been feeling that in a process it can be really seductive. But be careful not to mistake it. Change for change is no change at all.
For me, the thing I need to remind myself of constantly is there is something important about the idea, an that is what I am looking for. Everything else is temporary.