If you’re going through hell, keep going.
— Winston Churchill
If you’re in a messy or terrifying place, then likely all you will want to do is turn around or quit. While tempting, abandoning your path or throwing in the towel will just exacerbate your troubles and slow your progress further.
So the trick is to just keep going. Keep pushing through the muck and roadblocks, acknowledging your shit-covered hands and digging ever deeper. Eventually you will come out on top.