“Get your shit together”     

 

I feel ashamed of myself,

Hearing those words,

Makes me feel like I’m not doing the right thing,

Makes me feel like I am not doing my job,

And I tell myself “get up and work hard!”.

 

Not one person.

Not two People, but three.

They had to tell me “get your shit together”.

 

As soon as I heard that, I stopped what I was doing, and did the right thing.

I got up and did my work.

I got up and went to work.

I got up and moved forward.

I didn’t just get up, I worked hard!

 

Knowing that I would work hard and do the right thing,

I felt less ashamed of myself,

No stress,

No “what if”,

No worrying.

 

Working hard made me be myself,

It makes me be a better person,

It makes me be a better student,

It makes me be a better athlete.

Now it’s not an option to work hard.

It’s a must, to what is given to me and what I reach for,

There will always be hard work.

 

Now I know to work hard, I felt like it was given,

A strength,

Power, and to get myself back up to succeed.

 

Until then,

I will keep working hard.

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CC BY-SA 4.0 Why I’m Hard Working As Hell by Enrique is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

3 Comments
  1. Saul 10 months ago

    Dear Enrique,
    I am impressed a about the hard work you’ve put in recently. You really showed that when you are dedicated to something you do it. You don’t let any excuses to get in your way when you are really dedicated. That is something that you should be proud of because not a lot of people have the motivation that you had, to get up and make a progress in your life. A few sentences that stood out to me were the following…”I got up and did my work.I got up and went to work.I got up and moved forward.I didn’t just get up, I worked hard!”. I really like this lines because it showed that by just getting up won’t do a change. You showed that by getting up and working hard, you’ve made a change in you. You advocated for yourself, if you keep doing this, there will be a bright life waiting for you in the future. Hopefully you continue to work hard and smart so that you you’ll get further in life with your accomplishments.

  2. Pedro 10 months ago

    made me cry

  3. Salvador 10 months ago

    Dear Enrique,

    I am impressed, about what changed you to become a hard worker. Constantly hearing people telling you to get together brought you back. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, ¨Knowing that I would work hard and do the right thing, I felt less ashamed of myself, No stress, No “what if”, No worrying.¨ I like this because you started to feel less ashamed of yourself which really helps your self-esteem when doing work. You began to not worry a lot and started leaving the ¨What If” away. Another sentence that I liked was, ¨Working hard made me be myself, It makes me be a better person, It makes me be a better student, It makes me be a better athlete.¨ By working hard you were not just able to improve on school and academically, but on being yourself, a better person, and an athlete. Hopefully you continue to work hard and continue to do good things. I agree that working hard should not an option, but rather something that everyone does.

    Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you are a very hard working student. Whatever you write next should be another amazing piece.

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