You know the old joke about the two campers who come across a scary looking bear. One guy starts putting on his sneakers. The other guy says, “What are you doing? You can’t outrun a bear”. To which the first guy replies, “I don’t need to outrun the bear. I just need to outrun you”.
But what about the bear? It would be silly to suggest that you never turn and face the bear, but you can certainly minimize how often you confront the bear. And when you do confront the bear, you try to do so when conditions are favourable for you. You confront the bear with stronger starting hands and when you have position. Lastly, when you do go up against the bear, you have to be decisive. Tentative actions are likely to get you mauled.