I don’t believe in no-win scenarios. A situation may seem grim, but that just means that you’re overlooking something. Even dying is a form of winning. Personally, I’d take heaven over anything here on earth any day.
Sometimes all a sticky situation needs is time. Things have a way of working themselves out quite nicely when left alone. Of course, some circumstances demand action, in which case, get moving already! The trick is knowing the difference. But denying that there is a problem won't help any.
Often, the best solution is the simplest one. The facts can only be manipulated so many ways, so pick one and stick to it. Go ahead—redefine the parameters, bring in outside help, turn the whole thing upside down! And when all else fails… cheat. After all, losing a fair fight isn't much incentive to fight fair, now is it?