Often we feel like we're being dragged along for the ride, or being hung out to dry and left hanging with no where to go. This is what I call being "threaded." You're pulled in one direction with the promise of success and glory and then you find yourself stuck in the middle and left wondering what to do next.
You can decide to make your back from where you came, if possible, or simply fall and pray that you land safely, pick up, and try again another day. It's often better to simply fall. If you back track then you haven't learned anything. If you fall and then go back, you've at least experienced humility and defeat, but are now stronger, smarter, and more capable than you were before.