It takes a pretty tough being to want to go on and do better after being knocked around in big ways.
There's only a small percentage of these around.
There's a point that a person can sink below where he/she will only want to continue to keep doing badly. - hence, a death wish.
Only the tough guy will want to dig his way out when in this position.
Hope for the future is what is needed.
It can be almost impossible, for the guy with the death wish, to get this to come into view.
On the bright side, if one pulls himself up then the future can look good, there is hope in it.