If you are not used to receiving compliments, there is a chance you will find it awkward and difficult to respond. You’ll probably wonder if you are using the right words or if your facial expression is correct.
You’ll wonder if you are saying too little or too much. You’ll wonder if you are sounding too proud or like a novice.
‘Keep that same energy’ is a compliment on your efforts and how successful they are. A good response is ‘Thank you’ or ‘I won’t let you down’.
You may feel inclined to respond differently depending on the activity you are being complimented. Here are 20 responses to the compliment ‘Keep that same energy’ from different perspectives.
20 Best Responses to “Keep That Same Energy”
- I plan to.
- I will. Thank you.
- I wish I could
- I hope to.
- I’m getting tired.
- Can I?
- I think I need help.
- I can’t go further. Sorry.
- I can’t stop now. Can I?
- You won’t help me out?
- I can’t handle it anymore.
- What choice do I have?
- I really want to.
- Moving on.
- I’ll try my best.
- It’s hard to do that here.
- I can’t promise you.
- I’ll need your help to do that.
- This energy won’t cut it.
- You know that’s not possible.
I plan to
‘I plan to’ is an affirmative response to ‘Keep that same energy’. This takes the compliment and affirms the encouragement to be diligent.
When a person tells you to ‘Keep that same energy’, he/she is telling you to maintain the energy and effort that you have been exerting into an activity.
This compliment only comes when the speaker admires the work you have done and attributes its success to the efforts you have put in.
The speaker is telling you to keep up the good work. It is up to you to see this as an encouragement and let it motivate you to work harder.
I will. Thank you
‘I will. Thank you’ is the standard energetic response to ‘Keep that same energy’. This not only embraces the compliment but also accepts the encouragement and includes appreciation.
‘Thank you’ is one of the most common responses to compliments. Whatever you are being complimented on, ‘Thank you’ is a good way to respond, even if you think the speaker is only being sarcastic.
This response affirms the encouragement and promises to keep up the energy.
I wish I could
‘I wish I could’ is a good response to ‘Keep that same energy’ implying that you won’t or don’t plan to continue the activity you are being encouraged to continue doing.
You can give this response if you won’t be able to continue that activity. You can also say this if you don’t think you can do it alone. You can further state the reasons you don’t think you will be able to keep the energy.
I hope to
‘I hope to’ is an unsure response to ‘Keep that same energy’ implying that you can’t assure the speaker about your performance from that moment onward
In most cases, compliments serve as encouragement. They help us know that we are doing well at whatever we are putting our efforts in. However, it’s also often clear to us when we can’t keep putting in those efforts.
When you say this, you can expect to be asked why you only hope so. You can say this if you think you are getting weak and tired.
You may also say this if you think you’ll need extra effort or you think it’s going to get more difficult.
I’m getting tired
‘I’m getting tired’ is a direct response to ‘Keep that same energy’ making it known that you may not meet the speaker’s expectations anymore.
Compliments often serve as effective motivations but if it is not working for you in this case, it is better to make it clear that you may not be able to keep up.
You can proceed to state your fears if you have any. Discussing your fears often help you get over them. The speaker may also have suggestions that will make your work easier for you.
‘Can I?’ is a rhetorical question in response to ‘keep that same energy’. This may imply your doubts in your ability to keep working at the same rate.
You will be asked why you doubt your ability to continue and you can state your concerns. This may be because you are feeling weak already.
You may also make the statement that it took sleepless nights and non-replicable efforts to get so far.
You can also suggest how the person can help make your work easier for you.
I think I need help
‘I think I need help’ is a direct response to ‘Keep that same energy’ implying the need for some assistance to meet up with the speaker’s expectations.
One of the downsides of being noticed for one’s good performance is that most people expect you to keep up the pace and maintain the same energy.
They expect you to keep performing well without knowing what it costs you to deliver great results.
When you are complimented and encouraged to continue, it means you are being noticed and you may want to make it clear that it’s getting tough for you to continue at the same pace.
By making it clear that you’ll need help, you are implying that someone has to assist you or that no one should expect you to strain yourself for good results.
I can’t go further. Sorry
‘I can’t go further. Sorry’ is a direct and disappointing response to ‘Keep that same energy’. This response directly states your unwillingness or inability to continue with the same activity.
You may want to state why you can’t continue doing that exercise. This may be due to weakness. It may also be due to how much more difficult the task is getting.
This response doesn’t have to be due to inability. You may also just say this if you don’t want to do it anymore.
I can’t stop now. Can I?
‘I can’t stop now. Can I?’ is a rhetorical question in response to ‘Keep that same energy’ showing your ability and willingness to keep exerting your energy into the activity that you are being complimented for.
This is a casual response with which you can agree to continue working at the same impressive pace. You are indirectly assuring the speaker that you will continue to impress him/her with the results of your efforts.
You won’t help me out?
‘You won’t help me out?’ is a question you can ask in response to ‘Keep that same energy’, especially in a casual conversation with a friend.
You can ask this question if you are talking to a close friend. You don’t have to need his/her help to use this response. You may simply say this as a joke.
You can also say this if your friend, who is the speaker, is meant to be working together with you and putting in efforts just like you are. This is also not necessary since it’s a casual conversation.
I can’t handle it anymore
‘I can’t handle it anymore’ is a direct response to ‘Keep that same energy’ stating your concerns about your inability to continue with the activity.
You may have to state exactly why you can’t handle the activity anymore. This will be disappointing especially since the speaker has just said a compliment to you.
However, this is the best time to make it known if you really can’t handle the activity anymore.
This response can be due to how weak you are getting or how much tougher the work is getting. The speaker may suggest a good solution to your concerns.
What choice do I have?
‘What choice do I have?’ is a rhetorical question in response to ‘Keep that same energy’ affirming your will and ability to keep exerting your energy as expected of you.
This rhetorical question implies that you have no choice but to keep doing well at what you are doing. It is advisable to use this in a casual conversation so you don’t appear arrogant.
I really want to
‘I really want to’ is a good response to ‘Keep that same energy’ implicitly suggesting your inability to continue working at the same pace, even though you have the willingness.
This response will definitely raise some questions, as it doesn’t state what exactly is stopping you from performing well. Since you ‘want’ to, this means you are open to ideas that may take out all hindrances to your performance.
You will have to state the challenges you have with continuously performing well in that activity. The fact that you have the willingness to continue will encourage the speaker to help out since he/she is already impressed with your prior performance.
‘Moving on’ is a positive response to ‘Keep that same energy’. It is a casual response that implies that you are moving forward.
While ‘Keep that same energy’ is a compliment and an encouragement to remain good and continue performing in the same way, your response implies that you are moving forward. In other words, you will get even better at what you do.
I’ll try my best.
‘I’m trying my best’ is a positive but unsure response to ‘Keep that same energy’. While it embraces the compliment and encouragement, it doesn’t assure the speaker of the continuity of your performance.
While ‘trying your best’ is expected to keep up that performance, the phrase is a cliché and is often used to mean that much should not be expected from you.
If you really don’t think you will be able to continue impressing the speaker, you may want to state what exactly can hinder you from doing as greatly as expected of you.
It’s hard to do that here
‘It’s hard to do that here’ is a disappointing response to ‘Keep that same energy’ but you may want to state this if it’s the truth. Making this known should take the pressure off you.
When you are told to keep the same energy, you are being told to keep performing well. Now, it’s not exactly about your efforts but your performance. Your efforts can be obscured if the results are not known.
While making this known is good, it may appear as a mere excuse for relaxation. You can prevent this by explaining what makes it hard for you to keep up that energy in that place.
I can’t promise you.
‘I can’t promise you’ is another disappointing response to ‘Keep that same energy’ implying that you may not be able to keep impressing the speaker.
This response states that, for one reason or the other, the speaker should not expect you to keep performing as greatly as you have been doing. You can proceed to state why you may not be able to maintain that level of impression.
I’ll need your help to do that
‘I’ll need your help to do that’ is a direct response to ‘Keep that same energy’. It directly requests the help of the speaker to maintain your impressive performance.
This response only makes sense if the speaker is in a position to help you out. You can also expect the speaker to help you out since he/she is already impressed with your performance.
Your prior excellence should encourage him/her to help you with anything you need
This energy won’t cut it.
‘This energy won’t cut it’ implies that your efforts may not be able to handle the activity anymore. This makes sense if the activity is getting more difficult for you to handle.
You are indirectly requesting that the speaker shouldn’t expect much from you unless you receive help from extra hands.
You know that’s not possible
‘You know that’s not possible’ implies that you can’t keep performing and the speaker should also already know that.
This makes more sense if there is an obvious reason for you not to be able to maintain your performance, even if you still have to explain it to the speaker.
‘Keep that same energy’ is both a compliment and an encouragement. Your performance is being recognized and encouraged to continue. It also means you are being watched and expected to maintain your impressive rate.
Responding to this is entirely based on how you feel about your prior efforts, what lies ahead, and who is saying this to you.