It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.
Not every life can be a success, just like not every vessel can be seaworthy. But there’s no shame in being one spectacular shipwreck. (Actually, there is. But we’re not going to kick you while you’re down, Edmund Fitzgerald.)
Our burden is to take bold, dramatic actions. Should those fail, your burden is to suffer bold, dramatic consequences.
Those who demand we all do more with less somehow always end up on the more side of the ledger.