It requires more effort as we go.

For example, if you’re running a marathon, it requires more effort to run the same pace at mile 26 than it does at mile 1.

It feels harder as we tire.

We slow down as we tire.

It requires more effort as we tire.

It requires more focus as we tire.

We have to dig deeper as we tire.

The pace stays the same but the level of effort to sustain the pace changes.

The same pace feels harder.

It requires more effort to maintain it.

The tireder we get the harder it gets.

Being fresh and being depleted are different.

It’s hard to focus when we’re tired.

The tireder we get the more we have to focus.

We have to work harder for less.

The output is greater and the return is less.

It’s physical.

It’s also mental.

So whether you’re getting tired at the end of a race or getting tired at the end of a long day, remember it’s going to require more.

Dig deeper, focus harder, and finish.