Motivating Quotes to Get You Through the Mondays

Get your week started off right.

It’s hard to deal with Mondays. The motivation needed to begin your week may be harder to find after a leisurely weekend.

Many people suffer from the Monday blues, but Monday inspiration quotes can help you overcome them. These motivational quotes for Monday will give you the motivation to overcome any obstacles or fears that may be standing in your way.

The following happy Monday quotes focus not only on uplifting and persevering but are also wise and deep, providing you with much-needed wisdom as you move through your day.

Mondays are one of your most terrible afflictions every week. Alarms make you dread waking up in the morning. You can’t seem to get going no matter what you do — meditate, recite inspirational quotes, read a bunch of Happy Monday quotes.

Instead of seeing Monday as a punishment, why not consider it an opportunity? New beginnings await. There’s probably a lot on your plate today, something you weren’t able to complete the week before. It is possible for you to accomplish! Hopefully, you’re going to accomplish everything on your list this week. Monday may be the day when everything goes your way. A week of gratitude is in store.

Michael Ely
“Hey, I know it’s Monday. But it’s also a new day and a new week. And in that lies a new opportunity for something special to happen.”

Michael Ely

Lindsey Buckingham

“Monday morning you sure look fine.”

Lindsey Buckingham “Monday morning you sure look fine.”

Rita Schiano

“Believe on Monday the way you believe on Sunday.”

Rita Schiano

Duran Duran
“New moon on Monday

And a fire dance through the night

I stayed the cold day with a lonely satellite”

Duran Duran

John Phillips
“Monday, Monday, so good to me; Monday morning, it was all I hoped it would be.”

John Phillips

Prince Rogers Nelson, Manic Monday
“It’s just another manic Monday. I wish it was Sunday. ‘Cause that’s my fun day. My I don’t have to run day.”

Prince Rogers Nelson, Manic Monday

Dave Bartholomew, Blue Monday
“Sunday morning my head is bad. But it’s worth all the times I had. But I’ve got to go and get some rest. For Monday is a mess!”

Dave Bartholomew, Blue Monday

Julio Alexi Genao
“So. Monday. We meet again. We will never be friends—but maybe we can move past our mutual enmity toward a more positive partnership.”

Julio Alexi Genao

Kevin Dalton
“What about Monday? That could be our one day we look at things the same way, and wear funny shoes.”

Kevin Dalton “What about Monday? That could be our one day we look at things the same way, and wear funny shoes.”

Motivating Monday Quotes

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

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

“Mondays are the start of the work week which offer new beginnings 52 times a year!“
– David Dweck

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

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”
– Wayne Dyer

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

Monday Motivation Quote by Zig Ziglar
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
– Zig Ziglar

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.“
– Groucho Marx

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
– Ashley Smith

“When you start to do the things that you truly love, it wouldn’t matter whether it is Monday or Friday; you would be so excited to wake up each morning to work on your passions.“
– Edmond Mbiaka

Monday Motivation Quote by Albert Einstein
“A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it’s built for.”
– Albert Einstein

“Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.’
– Eckhart Tolle

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
– Zig Ziglar

Monday Motivation Quote by Margaret Thatcher
“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”
– Margaret Thatcher

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”
– Jim Rohn

“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.”
– Albert Einstein

“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.”
– Lemony Snicket

Monday Motivation Quote by Dalai Lama
“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”
– Dalai Lama

“Think of many things; do one.”
– Portuguese proverb

Quotes for a Focused and Successful Monday at Work
“One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.”
– Viggo Mortensen

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
– John R. Wooden

“Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.”
– Zig Ziglar

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

“I was thinking one day and I realized that if I just had somebody behind me all the way to motivate me I could make a big difference. Nobody came along like that so I just became that person for myself.”
– Unknown

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

Monday Motivation Quote by Brian Tracy
”Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.”
– Brian Tracy

“Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.”
– Charles F. Kettering

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
– Brian Littrell

Monday Motivation Quote by Henry Ford

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”
– Henry Ford

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”
– Bruce Lee

“The only thing worse than starting something and failing … is not starting something.”
– Seth Godin

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
– Richard Branson

“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. “
– Lily Tomlin

Monday Motivation Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”
– Bruce Lee

“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
– Mark Twain

“We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.”
– John Newton

“If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.”
– Olin Miller

“Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.”
– Brian Tracy

Monday Motivation Quote by Peter Drucker
“Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
– Peter Drucker

“Don’t mistake activity with achievement.”
– John Wooden

“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”
– Bertrand Russell

“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

Monday Motivation Quote by Arthur Ashe
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
– Arthur Ashe

“Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you someone who has never achieved much.”
– Joan Collins

“If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.”
– Dean Smith

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

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
– Mark Twain