7 Poems To Motivate You To Conquer The World — Or At Least The Day

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Ever find yourself just happening to Google "success mantras?" (Pro tip: do it.) In addition to scoping out some pretty sweet office art (think posters and plaques), you'll also get a jolt of positivity and empowerment. And remember positivity plus empowerment equals motivation. You know--that feeling that you, bad ass, can conquer the world... or at least the day.

But how to carpe diem when you've got a full plate? Tony Robbins says: “A major source of stress in our lives comes from the feeling that we have an impossible number of things to do. If you take on a project and try to do the whole thing all at once, you’re going to be overwhelmed.” Motivation experts again and again advise us task rabbits to chunk and make to-do lists and visualize. They ask us to high-five ourselves for our achievements.(Health coach Jill Ginsberg tells Bustle, "It’s no surprise then that many of us find it challenging to stay engaged in our goals when we rarely provide ourselves with praise." Yikes!)

Looking for another way to cultivate the "you-can-do-it" 'tude? How about reading one of these poems, sure to pump you up and leave you ready to tackle whatever comes your way today, tomorrow, and forever.

"Renascence" by Edna St. Vincent Millay

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"Death" by Donald Revell

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"On Old Ideas" by Dorothea Lasky

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"Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot" by Alexander Pope

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"kitchenette building" by Gwendolyn Brooks

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"On Reading Crowds and Power" by Geoffrey Hill

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"Bad Year Anthem" by Matthew Nienow

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