You Have to Keep Going

Even when you’re tired…

Brandon Bell
6 min readAug 24, 2021


Life feels like it’s never-ending at times, especially when we’re young. Deep down inside we know that we can’t live forever and that scares a lot of us but we also know that each day shouldn't be wasted.

Whenever we have a day that’s unproductive or unfulfilling, we get a little down on ourselves. We start asking questions like “what if today were my last day?” or “Why am I so lazy?” It’s not that you’re lazy, it’s just that you have a lot on your plate.

The whole world has a lot on its plate, some people can manage it better than others but even for them, it can be hard at times. So, ask yourself this “What do I work hard at?” Think about this for a second and come up with a few things that no one really seems to notice.

Isn’t that the worst?

When someone doesn't notice all the extra work you’re putting in behind the scenes, it feels like you’re doing it for no reason at times. You keep doing the work because something in your mind tells you to.

Sometimes it can be draining and you may not even feel like doing it but you still do. Start appreciating the slow grind of whatever it is that you’re working towards. You have to fall in love with what you do, even if you hate it for a while, make it into a habit.

You make your own little routines and look forward to doing it because you’re getting better. It may take some time but you’re a lot closer than you think.

You’ll Wonder Where the Days Went

Now, some days will just feel really slow and you don't know what to do with yourself but then you’ll have weeks fly by. You probably don’t have a lot of appreciation for those slow days because you’re not being appreciative of yourself.

When you’re pushing yourself to the limit each and every day, you’re not focused on the time. As a matter of fact, you’ll wish that you had more time in the day.

I had the opportunity today to go to my first internship in an office space and I was there almost all day. Since I was so focused on the work I was doing along with an hour and a half lunch, the day went by quickly. I couldn't believe that I was leaving the office at four in the afternoon.



Brandon Bell

A young adult who’s writing is geared towards self-improvement and self care. “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”