We need to keep moving, no matter what. Even if we feel that we're crawling in the muck. By learning how to keep a low profile, we can avoid a lot of trouble shooting past us. Some people will try to get you with low blows, but you don't need to stand there and take it. Move past them and keep going. Even if you need to scrape bottom for a while, you're still getting by.
Besides, if you're down in the mud, you don't have any lower to go and you know that everything is up from there. How wonderful is that? To know that no matter what happens, it's going to get better.
I have experienced this obstacle several times in my life, and I'm sure I'll find it again along my journey. Times when it feels like everything is after you and the weight of the world is on your shoulders. Trust me, this isn't the only obstacle where you feel like that, but you can get through. You have the information you need, the skills, the talent... If you didn't, you wouldn't have made it this far.
And while you're down there in the mud... just think of all the people who pay good money for mud treatments. And as a writer, EVERYTHING is a source of inspiration!