"It is a good thing to follow the first law of holes; if you are in one, stop digging."
Know when to put down the proverbial shovel and stop burying yourself.
Why is it in life we will not quit inflicting pain on ourselves? When we know we are wrong and just continue planting our feet down, stubbornly holding onto positions that do us no good. Some of the best advice I ever received was, if you take a bite of a poison apple, it's probably a good idea to spit. For some reason that's too difficult, and human nature continues chomping down, bite after poisonous bite.
"Don't be afraid. Even though you have committed all this evil, don't turn away from following the Lord. Instead, worship the Lord with all your heart. Don't turn away to follow worthless things that can't profit or deliver you; They are worthless."
This is the tendency for most. We stand ankle deep in our blunders and continue shoveling ourselves up to our necks when we are already know the severity of our previous actions. If this is you, stop. I know it sounds like there is something missing, like you need more advice, but you don't.
Put the shovel down and return to the Lord.