Stan-ley Par-a-ble (Stan-lee par-uh-buhl)
1. A descriptor for a situation or dilemma in which the best course of action would be to follow the path laid out for one's self, potentially by an omniscient or omnipresent figure, wherein all other courses of action would lead to certain failure.
2. A reference to the video game Source Mod of the same name.
Stop trying to find other ways around it and trust me. The easiest way to get this done is to just do it the way I'm telling you. You're caught in a Stanley Parable.