I just shut down a track I've spent 15-20 hours working on, deciding it wasn't going to ever become something. As I was opening up a new session, I started thinking about how moving on is the most important non-technical skill you can have as a creator of stuff.
Sometimes a thing just isn't going to work, and you need to let it go and move on to the next idea, knowing, and being able to follow through with that knowledge is super imports, yo.
Here is a mix I did recently as my new alter ego, Fortune Finder. For years now Time for Trees has been slowly changing in sound, I was looking for something different, less organic and micro-managed, eventually that coalesced into the "sound" of Fortune Finder. I'm working on an album as Fortune Finder right now.