There are times, where that one thing, whether a project, or even a coveted item is well, compromised. Comprised? let’s define that term. Compromise is to be altered, tampered with or even just simple wear and tear if you have an old one sitting there.
But then again, it’s all about context of what is compromised, if you are working with scraps, cruds, or something just virtually salvageable. Just ditch it, learn to abandon the project or item and move on.
If you can learn from it’s mistakes and just build somethiing better than it, that’s a step forward.
There are cases of items or projects where it’s still salvageable, sure it’s might be not as pristine nor have its ideas hold up to the current standards, but then again, there are tales of these things being revived.
It’s all about how you want to move forward with it.