200 Life Changing Monday Motivation Quotes to Start the Week

This list of inspirational quotes from the best minds in history will give you a dose of motivation for your work week. Get your Monday off to a good start!

Motivation is hard to come by, especially at the start of the week. We can't be the only ones who feel stuck on Monday, right? If that’s the case, we’ve got you covered!

We've compiled a list of quotes that'll give you a kick in the right direction. Having a positive attitude and a feeling of empowerment as you step into the week is a crucial aspect of your success and productivity. Each quote will help you find some form of motivation, since they're relevant to both life in general and Mondays.

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Positive Monday morning quotes

  • Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs 
  • I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams. –Oprah Winfrey 
  • I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. –Michael Jordan 
  • Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present. –Unknown 
  • Don't wait. The time will never be just right. –Napoleon Hill 
  • Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being. –Kevin Kruse 
  • If you can dream it, you can achieve it. –Zig Ziglar 
  • How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I'm committed to? –Anthony Robbins 
  • Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. –Les Brown 
  • Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. –Farrah Gray 
  • I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou 
  • Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. –Charles Swindoll  
  • Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. –Henry David Thoreau 
  • Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. –John Lennon 
  • The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb 
  • Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill
  • Dream big and dare to fail. –Norman Vaughan 
  • If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. –Booker T. Washington 
  • A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. –George Patton 
  • Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. –Robert Frost 
  • A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. –Lao Tzu 
  • What would you do if you weren't afraid? –Spencer Johnson 

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Inspirational Monday motivation quotes

  • Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. –Brian Tracy 
  • A goal without a plan is just a wish. –Larry Elder 
  • Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain 
  • A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. –Lao Tzu 
  • A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life. –Charles Darwin 
  • A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. –Albert Einstein 
  • A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. –Unknown 
  • A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. –Douglas MacArthur
  • All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come. –Victor Hugo 
  • Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. –Publilius Syrus 
  • A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at. –Bruce Lee 
  • Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. –W. Clement Stone
  • Fall seven times and stand up eight. –Japanese Proverb 
  • If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. –Henry Thoreau 
  • Goals are dreams with deadlines. –Diana Scharf Hunt 
  • I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey 
  • I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody. –Herbert Swope 
  • I recommend to you to take care of the minutes; for hours will take care of themselves. –Lord Chesterfield 
  • If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. –Sheryl Sandberg 
  • Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools. –Napoleon Bonaparte
  • The only way to do great work is to love what you do. –Steve Jobs 
  • It is better to have lived one day as a tiger than a thousand years as a sheep. –Tibetan saying 
  • It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. –Abraham Lincoln
  • My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them. –Richard Branson 
  • Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. –General George Patton 
  • Money is a wonderful thing, but it is possible to pay too high a price for it. –Alexander Bloch 
  • If you’re going through hell, keep going! –Winston Churchill 
  • Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. –Les Brown 
  • Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. –Maya Angelou 
  • Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow. –Chinese Proverb 
  • Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein 
  • Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves. –Lord Chesterfield 

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Monday motivation Monday quotes

  • The greatest dreams are always unrealistic. –Will Smith 
  • The mind is everything. What you think you become. –Buddha 
  • The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. –Ayn Rand 
  • The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain 
  • There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. –Roger Staubach 
  • There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. –Peter Drucker 
  • There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. –Aristotle 
  • Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. –Carl Sandburg 
  • We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale 
  • What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. –Bob Dylan 
  • Whatever you are, be a good one. –Abraham Lincoln 
  • Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
  • Where there is no vision, the people perish. –Bible 
  • When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. –John Lennon 
  • Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford 
  • You become what you believe. –Oprah Winfrey 
  • You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky 
  • You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. –Charles Buxton 
  • Change your thoughts and you change your world. –Norman Vincent Peale 
  • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. –Margaret Mead 
  • Neither success nor failure are ever final. –Roger Babson 
  • You are not defined by your past. You are prepared by your past. –Joel Osteen
  • Always do what you are afraid to do. –Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  • We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather recognizing and appreciating what we do have. –Friedrich Koenig 
  • Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. –Maria Robinson 
  • Seek opportunity, not security. A boat in a harbor is safe, but in time its bottom will rot out. –H. Jackson Brown Jr. 

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Happy Monday motivation quotes 

  • Don't worry about failure; you only have to be right once. –Drew Houston 
  • I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? –Benjamin Disraeli 
  • If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes. –Andrew Carnegie 
  • People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. –John Maxwell 
  • Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. –Howard Thurman
  • The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes. –Tony Blair 
  • To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. –Andre Malraux 
  • We are too busy mopping the floor to turn off the faucet. –Unknown  
  • What you do has far greater impact than what you say. –Stephen Covey 
  • You manage things; you lead people. –Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper 
  • A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self. –Charles Dickens 
  • A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. –John C. Maxwell 
  • A leader is a dealer in hope. –Napoleon Bonaparte 
  • A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. –John C. Maxwell 
  • A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. –Rosalynn Carter 
  • A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. –Max Lucado 
  • All great achievements require time. –Maya Angelou 
  • All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do. –Norman Vincent Peale 
  • All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that. –Baltasar Gracián
  • All the flowers of all of the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. –Chinese Proverb
  • An unexamined life is not worth living. –Socrates 102 Arise, awake, stop not until your goal is achieved. –Swami Vivekananda 
  • An average person with average talents and ambition and average education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals. –Mary Kay Ash 
  • Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another. –John Dewey 
  • Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. –Jesus 
  • Be mindful of how you approach time. Watching the clock is not the same as watching the sun rise. –Sophia Bedford–Pierce 
  • Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. –Jack Welch 
  • Believe you can and you’re halfway there. –Theodore Roosevelt 
  • Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. –Ancient Indian Proverb 
  • Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. –Joshua J. Marine 
  • Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved. –William Jennings Bryan 
  • Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. –Jim Rohn 
  • Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress. –Alfred A. Montapert 

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Positive Monday blessings quotes

  • Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. –Buddha 
  • Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. –Teddy Roosevelt 
  • Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway. –Eleanor Roosevelt 
  • Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week. –Charles Richards 
  • Don’t be stomping on ants when you have elephants to feed. –Peter Turla 
  • Don’t spend a dollar’s worth of time on a ten-cent decision. –Peter Turla 
  • Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff that life is made of. –Benjamin Franklin 
  • Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. –Gloria Steinem 
  • Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. –Pablo Picasso 
  • Education costs money. But then so does ignorance. –Sir Claus Moser 
  • Eighty percent of success is showing up. –Woody Allen 
  • Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. –Benjamin Franklin 
  • Earn your leadership every day. –Michael Jordan 
  • Either you run the day, or the day runs you. –Jim Rohn 
  • I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t. –Dee Dee Myers 
  • Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. –Babe Ruth 
  • Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. –George Adair 
  • Fear melts when you take action towards a goal you really want. –Robert Allen 
  • Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths. –John Zenger 
  • Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. –Will Rogers 
  • Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions. –Dalai Lama 
  • He who has great power should use it lightly. –Seneca 
  • He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. –Aristotle 
  • How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. –Anne Frank 
  • I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done. –Henry Ford 
  • I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. –Benjamin Franklin 

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  • I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. –Rosa Parks 
  • I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. –Ralph Nader 
  • I would rather die of passion than of boredom. –Vincent van Gogh 
  • The purpose of our lives is to be happy. –Dalai Lama 
  • If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. –Maya Angelou 
  • If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time. –Zig Ziglar 
  • If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. –Tony Robbins 
  • If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. –Vincent Van Gogh 
  • If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. –Oprah Winfrey 
  • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. –John Quincy Adams 
  • In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. –Thomas Jefferson 
  • Live fully. Love openly. Make a difference. –Brendan Burchard 
  • In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking. –Sir John Lubbock 
  • It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going. –Brian Tracy 
  • It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. –Ernest Hemingway 
  • It’s better to do the right thing slowly than the wrong thing quickly. –Peter Turla 
  • Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination; Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. –Lord Chesterfield 
  • Know your limits, but never stop trying to exceed them. –Unknown 
  • Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead. –Ross Perot 
  • Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal. –Vince Lombardi 
  • Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. –Rodin 
  • Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise. –Woodrow Wilson
  • Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” –Audrey Hepburn
  • Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. –General Dwight Eisenhower 
  • Living without an aim is like sailing without a compass. –Alexander Dumas 
  • Money, I can only gain or lose. But time I can only lose. So, I must spend it carefully. –Unknown 

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Powerful Monday motivation quotes

  • Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. –Warren Bennis 
  • My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back. –Unknown 
  • Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts. –Erskine Bowles 
  • Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. –Anais Nin 
  • Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better. –Bill Bradley 
  • Live each day as if it be your last. –Marcus Aurelius 
  • Lost time is never found again. –Proverb 
  • Map out your future, but do it in pencil. –Jon Bon Jovi 
  • Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. –Harry S. Truman 
  • Nothing is ours except time. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
  • Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. –Henry Ford 
  • Of course I'm ambitious. What's wrong with that? Otherwise you sleep all day. –Ringo Starr 
  • One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks. –Jack Penn 
  • Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. –Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. –Dalai Lama 
  • Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. –Arthur Ashe 
  • The best revenge is massive success. –Frank Sinatra 
  • The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. –Bruce Feirstein 

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Monday motivation quotes for business


  • The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. –Max DePree 
  • The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. –Stephen R. Covey 
  • The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker 
  • The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. –Chinese Proverb 
  • The supreme quality of leadership is integrity. –Dwight Eisenhower 
  • Time is money. –Benjamin Franklin 
  • Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. –William Penn 
  • Try not. Do or do not. There is no try. –Yoda 
  • Until thought is linked with purpose there is no intelligent accomplishment. –James Allen 
  • Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else. –Peter Drucker 
  • Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. –M. Scott Peck 
  • Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. –Japanese Proverb 
  • There is no such thing as failure. You either succeed or learn. –Kevin Kruse 
  • We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. –Plato 
  • We can no more afford to spend major time on minor things than we can to spend minor time on major things. –Jim Rohn 
  • When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me. –Erma Bombeck 
  • You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. –Christopher Columbus



Many times, we wish the weekend would last a little longer. We spend a lot of time during the week to hustle and look for ways to improve our work. What we should do is spend a little time each morning to motivate ourselves or others with these positive Monday quotes. You will eventually see that by starting your day off with positivity and motivation, you can create an awesome day, one where good things happen! We hope you found the above compilation of positive Monday quotes to be a source of fresh motivation.


What should I post on motivation Monday?

Monday motivation is a good avenue to share positive inspiring quotes with your co-workers, and friends. Most people think that nothing happens on Monday, but they are completely wrong. Read our list of the most amazing positive motivational quotes to inspire yourself. You can choose any one of the above inspirational quotes according to your needs.

What's your Monday motivation?

It's only Monday, and you're already tired. But don't worry! It's time to find some motivation for this week. Find your motivation through quotes that remind you that anything is possible with the right attitude and help.

"If we weren't all so busy telling ourselves we can't do it, we might just do it." - Michael Jordan

"We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained." - Bruce Lee


How to stay motivated on Monday?

It's that time of the week: MONDAY! Blaming Monday for all your struggles is probably a way out, but on a serious note. I’m sure you need a lot of motivation on Mondays, right? Above-mentioned are some quotes and thoughts which you can use to motivate yourself every Monday morning! 

Monday is definitely a challenging day. More often than not, it opens our mouths to complain about the feeling of inadequacy that comes from being tied down by various commitments, but we would like to remind you that every new challenge should be treated as additional motivation.


How to get motivated to go to work on Monday?

The best way to motivate yourself to go to work on Monday is by finding your motivation. You can do it by asking yourself one question, "What are the reasons I am doing this?"

If you are not motivated enough, make sure you are clear with your objectives. For example, If you want to be a successful content writer, then you need to focus just on that. If it is not what you really want, then try something else instead - maybe something that is more aligned with your skill set and passion.

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