20 Inspirational Quotes to Boost Your Monday Morning Motivation

Bonnie Evie Gifford
By Bonnie Evie Gifford,
updated on Jan 6, 2020

20 Inspirational Quotes to Boost Your Monday Morning Motivation

Who said Mondays have to suck? We share 20 of our favourite motivational quotes to help you channel your Monday morning ‘blah’ into something more inspirational

We’ve all felt that overwhelming sense of ‘Urgh, Monday!’ at some point or another. Maybe your Sunday night anxiety is getting to you, or you’re dreading returning to work after some much-needed time off. Whatever the reason, it’s time to beat that back to work anxiety and prepare yourself for the week ahead. Whether you’re looking for affirmations to help make your Monday a little brighter, or you need a bit more of a motivational boost, we’ve got you covered.

Discover these 20 inspiring, motivational quotes from some of the world’s most influential writers, sportspersons, diplomats, and creators.

20. Eleanor Roosevelt, diplomat and activist

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”

19. Mark Twain, novelist

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

Close-up of an opened lined notebook, a pen laying on the pages with the words 'start today' written
Start your week as you mean to go on

18. Confucius, philosopher and politician

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”

17. Walt Disney, animator

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

16. Helen Keller, author and political activist

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

15. John Wooden, basketball player

“Just do the best you can. No one can do more than that.”

14. Charles R. Swindoll, educator and preacher

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”

13. Rikki Rogers, writer

“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”

12. Anon

“You don’t need a new year to make a change. All you need is a Monday.”

What are you waiting for? Be the change you wish to see.

11. Michael Jordan, athlete

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.”

10. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer and statesman

“Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen.”

9. Wiz Khalifa, rapper and actor

“Don’t let the sadness from the past and the fear of the future, ruin the happiness of the present.”

8. Anne Frank, diarist

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

7. George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), novelist and poet

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

6. Arthur Ashe, athlete

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

5. Michael Jordan, athlete

“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.”

4. Steve Martin, actor and comedian

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.”

3. Confucius, philosopher and politician

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

Keep going, no matter what. 

2. Theodore Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

1. Sophia Amoruso, businesswoman

“Don’t give up, don’t take anything personally, and don’t take no for an answer.”

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