I know I have to work my hardest to catch up with everyone, but it’s difficult.
You have only one life so do everything with lots of eagerness (懸命). Do everything with all one's might. Go all out.
Everything except the 生 uses the readings you learned with the kanji. To remember 生 as しょう, think of how you are running your own Broadway show (しょう), and you're doing it with all one's might (your might). You're going all out.