Marcus Aurelius on How to Motivate Yourself to Get Out of Bed in the Morning and Go to Work via Brain Pickings

Apparently, the struggle is timeless.

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 the rest of his kick-in-the-pants advice at Brain Pickings

Young Cowgirl by Pietro Pajetta, 1892

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