73 Motivational Monday Quotes for the Week Ahead

Monday Quotes

Life offers so many great choices, all you have to do is to see them.

“Life offers so many great choices, all you have to do is to see them.” – Unknown

Let the wisdom of Monday show you why we have weekends.

“Let the wisdom of Monday show you why we have weekends.” – Anthony T. Hincks

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” – Pearl Buck

I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.

“I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.” – Audrey Hepburn

Only your determination and your strong desire will move you forward.

“Only your determination and your strong desire will move you forward.” – Aurora Berill

Your Monday morning thoughts set the tone for your whole week. See yourself getting stronger, and living a fulfilling, happier and healthier life.

“Your Monday morning thoughts set the tone for your whole week. See yourself getting stronger, and living a fulfilling, happier and healthier life.” – Germany Kent

If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.

“If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.” – Ben Hogan

A champion is someone who does not settle for that day’s practice, that day’s competition, that day’s performance. They are always striving to be better. They don’t live in the past.

“A champion is someone who does not settle for that day’s practice, that day’s competition, that day’s performance. They are always striving to be better. They don’t live in the past.” – Briana Scurry

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

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

It’s not the days in your life, but the life in your days that counts.

“It’s not the days in your life, but the life in your days that counts.” – Brian White

In the morning, wonder and be generous like the sun. In the evening, meditate and be kind like the moon.

“In the morning, wonder and be generous like the sun. In the evening, meditate and be kind like the moon.” – Debasish Mridha

A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.

“A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” – Colin Powell

The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.

“The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.” – Charles Kingsleigh

Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses… on your powers, instead of your problems.

“Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses… on your powers, instead of your problems.” – Paul J. Meyer

The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.

“The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.” – John D. Rockefeller Jr.

You might not get the outcome you want in life, but you can become one of the few that put in the work.

“You might not get the outcome you want in life, but you can become one of the few that put in the work.” – Shane Parrish

Here’s the only productivity tip you’ll ever need: do the most important thing first each day. Sounds simple. No one does it.

“Here’s the only productivity tip you’ll ever need: do the most important thing first each day. Sounds simple. No one does it.” – James Clear

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached.

“Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached.” – Swami Vivekananda

The more you talk about negative things in your life, the more you call them in. Speak victory not defeat.

“The more you talk about negative things in your life, the more you call them in. Speak victory not defeat.” – Joel Osteen

You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.

“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar

We must all either wear out or rust out, every one of us. My choice is to wear out.

“We must all either wear out or rust out, every one of us. My choice is to wear out.” – Theodore Roosevelt

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.

“The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.” – Oscar Wilde

Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig.

“Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig.” – Cheryl Strayed

The starting point of all achievement is desire.

“The starting point of all achievement is desire.” – Napoleon Hill

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.

“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” – Frank Zappa

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

Victory is in having done your best. If you’ve done your best, you’ve won.

“Victory is in having done your best. If you’ve done your best, you’ve won.” – Billy Bowerman

If you have the right mind-set, you can be just as happy on Monday as you are on Friday.

“If you have the right mind-set, you can be just as happy on Monday as you are on Friday.” – Joel Osteen

No one is to blame for your future situation but yourself. If you want to be successful, then become Successful.

“No one is to blame for your future situation but yourself. If you want to be successful, then become Successful.” – Jaymin Shah

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” – Rosa Parks

Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” – Mario Andretti

Nothing will work unless you do.

“Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou

Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.

“Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali

Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.

“Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.” – Haile Gebrselassie

Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don’t rent them out to tomorrow.

“Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don’t rent them out to tomorrow.” – Jerry Spinelli

Focus on signal over noise. Don’t waste time on stuff that doesn’t actually make things better.

“Focus on signal over noise. Don’t waste time on stuff that doesn’t actually make things better.” – Elon Musk

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. …so remember: great achievements take time, there is no overnight success.

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. …so remember: great achievements take time, there is no overnight success.” – Leo Tolstoy

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

If you cannot worship the Lord in the midst of your responsibilities on Monday, it is not very likely that you were worshiping on Sunday!

“If you cannot worship the Lord in the midst of your responsibilities on Monday, it is not very likely that you were worshiping on Sunday!” – Aiden Wilson Tozer

There is no traffic jam along the extra mile.

“There is no traffic jam along the extra mile.” – Roger Staubach

For each new morning let there be flow of love. Let there be light of happiness in every direction.

“For each new morning let there be flow of love. Let there be light of happiness in every direction.” – Amit Ray

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

Your attitude, more than anything, will influence your effectiveness.

“Your attitude, more than anything, will influence your effectiveness.” – Pat Gelsinger

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.

“Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.” – Abraham Lincoln

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King

If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.

“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” – David Allen

The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.

“The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.” – Charles Dickens

A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.

“A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee

Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up.

“Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up.” – Isabelle Lafleche

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

This should be the spirit every Monday. Know that something good will always happen.

“This should be the spirit every Monday. Know that something good will always happen.” – Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

Every day brings new choices.

“Every day brings new choices.” – Martha Beck

Action is the foundational key to all success.

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” – Oscar Wilde

When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day.

“When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day.” – Ella Woodward

Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.

“Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.” – Yoko Ono

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

It’s time to read just your mind, Monday mornings no longer have to be a dreaded moment in your life.

“It’s time to read just your mind, Monday mornings no longer have to be a dreaded moment in your life.” – Funké Baffour

Almost every Monday I have a charity thing. I like that. I do.

“Almost every Monday I have a charity thing. I like that. I do.” – Yogi Berra

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

I believe the first step in any success-sports, work, a service group, whatever-is showing up.

“I believe the first step in any success-sports, work, a service group, whatever-is showing up.” – David DeNotaris

A year from now you may wish you had started today.

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

Either you run the day or the day runs you.

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.

“What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.

“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” – Vincent Van Gogh

If we have the attitude that it’s going to be a great day it usually is.

“If we have the attitude that it’s going to be a great day it usually is.” – Catherine Pulsifier

Work to become, not to acquire.

“Work to become, not to acquire.” – Elbert Hubbard

On any given Monday I am one sale closer and one idea away from being a millionaire.

“On any given Monday I am one sale closer and one idea away from being a millionaire.” – Larry D. Turner

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