No one likes starting over. The thought of starting with a clean slate may sound appealing at first because in an ideal dream world everything will work out. But here in reality starting over may mean you have to discard all of the things you’ve built and worked for. Starting over may mean taking a few steps back before you ever take a step forward. Sometimes those backward steps may take a few years. You tell yourself ‘I can’t start over’.
Sometimes you have to start over. Every once in a while the right answer is that the tool you are using is no longer useful. The path you’ve taken is no longer viable. The team you’ve got can’t fulfill the task at hand. You need a new tool/direction/team or you will NEVER succeed.
Starting over shouldn’t be comfortable. It should be a last resort of sorts, depending on how deep you’ve gotten in the situation. But sometimes you have to start over.