lets forge ahead, shall we

Lets forge ahead, shall we is an older phrase which was used as a way to tell someone you want to continue going even under difficult circumstances. It was commonly told to a group of people who were going through some kind of dilemma or a situation that turned badly with various troubles; the leader of the group will say lets forge ahead, shall we as a way to inspire and motivate the group to keep going even though the situation has become more difficult.