One doesn’t have to win every battle to win the war. A matter of fact it might be more important to know when to call in the White Flag then continue a battle to the death (figuratively of course). For time is $$ and spending enormous amount of time on a small battle with no real prospect of victory is a losing proposition. Find a new sea scape where victory is within reach and march on instead. Therefore victory does not reside in every battle but the one’s you can win instead.