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This Adorable Comic Totally Nails the Best Way to Get Motivated

 “Soon I will bench press a tank”

Whatever you might be working on, we’ve discovered the finest possible motivation out there.

When I saw this comic on Tumblr my first reaction was “awww!” and my second was “YES” and my third was “wow, also, same.” I found Wonder Woman to be hugely inspirational—and not simply in that it made me want to get stronger and be able to leap vast distances. Whenever there’s something that seems hard to accomplish now or a particular injustice to address, I like to think: “What Would Wonder Woman Do?” (WWWWD)

I also love that this comic subverts the usual societal expectations that anyone—especially women—would be working hard in order to impress  “a certain someone,” rather than for themselves. That we get to see the motivating factor here and it’s Diana Prince makes this all the more glorious. Diana Prince has a long history of subverting societal expectations where women are concerned.

Credit belongs to Tumblr user artandmartini, a 20-year-old artist who graciously gave me permission to post her work. You can find her on Tumblr, Twitter, and commission her to draw something for you. This comic definitely struck a chord across Tumblr—it has 88,000+ likes and reblogs and shows no sign of slowing down. As for me, I’m considering printing it out and taping it to the wall near my desk.

No matter what you’re working on, consider doing it for Diana. It’s wonderfully effective.

(via Tumblr, image: artandmartini, DC Comics)


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Kaila Hale-Stern (she/her) is a content director, editor, and writer who has been working in digital media for more than fifteen years. She started at TMS in 2016. She loves to write about TV—especially science fiction, fantasy, and mystery shows—and movies, with an emphasis on Marvel. Talk to her about fandom, queer representation, and Captain Kirk. Kaila has written for io9, Gizmodo, New York Magazine, The Awl, Wired, Cosmopolitan, and once published a Harlequin novel you'll never find.