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Rise and Shine: A Morning Pep Talk from Marcus Aurelius

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Rise and Shine: A Morning Pep Talk from Marcus Aurelius

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

- Mark Twain -

Rise and Shine: A Morning Pep Talk from Marcus Aurelius

Some days we are full of inspiration and energy to spring out of bed and into the day. Other times, our motivation may be a little more stifled. Where can we turn on those days when we are less than excited about work? Perhaps to the words of the ancient Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, who offered up this advice: "At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: "I have to go to work -- as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I'm going to do what I was born for -- the things I was brought into the world to do? Or is this what I was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm?" Read on for more from Aurelius whose words are as relevant today as they were nearly two millennia ago. { read more }

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