For All Students In Doubt, You Can Do It

Aaron Anderson
Aaron Anderson

Carry on, do not let your heart into the depths of your deepest fears—carry on. I know it’s scary, but remember that nothing worth having comes easy.

Your coffee may have turned salty, that page may have turned crisp, all because of all the tears you’ve shed—the heart you’ve poured—but always remember that you have come this far not only to come this far.

You’re already on your way there, do not stop yourself  from being who you want to be.

Keep in mind that your fear won’t help you reach your goals, that doubt will only trigger you to panic, and have yourself stuck in a state of oblivion—a mental coma, an emotional blackout, a one way ticket towards the river of lost souls—leave while you can.

Allow yourself to breathe, to recuperate, to believe that you can do it no matter how hard it is, how hard it would be—remember to be human.

Allow yourself to embrace your weakness and turn them into strengths, to let your fear become courage, and your doubt to become motivation.

Please know that it is not only a matter of remembering your “why” when you have lost the will to fight, but it is also about remembering to say “why not” when the world starts to ask you why.

Remember that you can always swim towards the sun and feel the warmth of hope. Remove the thought of your heart sinking in your deepest fears, remove the idea of swimming through the ocean of doubt—let it go, swim above, and feel the sun on your face.

“You can do it,” repeat it to yourself, remind yourself, that even though it gets tough you can always do it. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

About the author

Lara Murallos

More From Thought Catalog