Get Up, Get Ready, and Go Be Great

Do it as if it were the last thing you were doing in your life.

Selma
Selma
Oct 26 · 2 min read
Kitchen restaurant worker in uniform. Smiling and ready to start a new work week.
Kitchen restaurant worker in uniform. Smiling and ready to start a new work week.
work/life purpose — Photo by Tirachard Kumtanom from Pexels

“When you arise in the morning
think of what a privilege it is to be alive —
to think, to enjoy, to love.” Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“Concentrate every minute like a Roman — like a man — on doing what’s in front of you with precise and genuine seriousness, tenderly, willingly, with justice. And on freeing yourself from all other distractions.

Yes, you can — if you do everything as if it were the last thing you were doing in your life, and stop being aimless, stop letting your emotions override what your mind tells you, stop being hypocritical, self-centered, irritable.” — Marcus Aurelius.

Happy’s the word!

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