“I Can’t Do It”

I can't

It happens. Sometimes you reach a point where you just can’t keep going anymore.

We all find that moment in our lives where we’ve hit our limits, whether it’s a seemingly impossible work task, a hopeless family situation, or a physical incapacity. Sometimes it’s even worse. Sometimes nothing is wrong but nothing is right. Life is a living hell for no apparent reason, and therefore no apparent cure exists.

And we know we should continue. We know we must. We just can’t anymore.

I can’t tell you how it’s going to turn out. I can’t reassure you that everything will be fine, that you’ll succeed, that all your fears are false. They are grounded in prudence and reality, after all.

No, what I will tell you is this: Everyone who has ever accomplished anything great, changed themselves, and changed the world, everyone went through this exact same feeling. Everyone thought they couldn’t go on, but in the end triumphed. No great achievement has ever transpired without achieving the impossible.

So keep on going. What have you got to lose? Who’re you kidding, you’ve already lost everything. What have you got to gain? Everything.

Choose everything.

Joël Valenzuela
Joël Valenzuela
Joël Valenzuela is the editor of The Desert Lynx. He is also the founder of the Rights Brigade, a mover for the Free State Project, and a martial art instructor.