The only way out is through1.

This, of course, is a hard truth to stomach. When the going gets tough, finding a solution — usually something that we can do that will solve the problem — makes a ton of sense. The thing is, if the thing to do is to be presenet with some seriously difficult stuff, well, that’s where it gets tricky.

And there’s no way around. It says it right there, in the saying:

The only way out is through.

There’s more to say about this, to be sure. And there’s really not that much of a point, as just grocking this can take a lifetime.

I can attest from experience.

  1. Doing some research on the origin of this overused, but quite accurate, piece of advice led me to [this Quora page]](https://www.quora.com/Who-said-the-only-way-out-is-through?share=1) which attributes it to Dante, Robert Frost, Shakespear, and The Swamp Thing, among others.↩︎

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