I just found, in my “misc. notes to process” folder, a scrap of paper containing a quote Don shared with me last Sunday over Curra’s:
“Sometimes the only way out is through.”
If you hold that to be true, then it’s smart to push with overwhelming vigor… throwing your entire self into the gauntlet to get out as quickly as possible.
That doesn’t mean blindly mucking around in the thick of it, but means focusing your energy on the single task: Get through so you can get out.