55 Monday Motivation Quotes for an Inspiring Start to the Week

Mondays typically have a bad rep, but it's time to reclaim the day and start off your week right with these Monday motivation quotes.

After a relaxing weekend, Monday rolls around to snap everyone back to reality. What you need, then, are these Monday motivation quotes to psych yourself up for a good work week. Start the day with these good morning quotes, uplifting quotes, and self-love quotes, too—you’ll be ready to take on the world one day at a time. Then, reclaim your Mondays with these scientifically proven ways to be happier at work.

1. “This is your Monday morning reminder that you can handle whatever this week throws at you.” —Unknown

2. “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

3. “The most effective way to do is to do it.” —Amelia Earhart

4. “Every day brings new choices.” —Martha Beck

5. “All our dreams can come true—if we have the courage to pursue them.” —Walt Disney

6. “Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up & chase them.” —Kristin, Sophisticated Gal

7. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” —Jim Rohn 

8. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” —Theodore Roosevelt

9. “Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.” —Lou Holtz

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10. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” —Unknown. 

11. “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!'” —Audrey Hepburn

12. “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

13. “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” —Estée Lauder

14. “If Joan of Arc could turn the tide of an entire war before her 18th birthday, you can get out of bed.” —E. Jean Carroll

15. “Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you’re positive, good things happen.” —Deep Roy

16. “Mondays are the start of the work week which offer new beginnings 52 times a year!” —David Dweck

17. “The future depends on what you do today.” —Mahatma Gandhi

18. “May your coffee be strong and your Mondays be short.” —Unknown

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19. “Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want.” —Ken Poirot

20. “Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you’re willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.” —Lou Holtz. After reading these Monday motivation quotes, read these motivational teamwork quotes.

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

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

23. “OK, it’s Monday but who said Mondays have to suck? Be a rebel and have a great day anyway.” —Kimberly Jiménez

24. “Believe on Monday the way you believe on Sunday.” —Rita Schiano

25. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
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26. “Even the best weeks start with Monday.” —Nice Peter

27. “It’s Monday. Get a new perspective. Whatever obstacle you’re facing—it’s not permanent.” —Unknown

28. “Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.” —Sukhraj S. Dhillon

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29. “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” —Ruth Bader Ginsburg

30. “I must break the routines and become a person who becomes productive every Monday. I must break the mindset of unhappiness and turn myself into a happy magnet for Mondays.” —Leggy Saul. In need of some guidance and optimism? These hope quotes will check off all those boxes for you.

31. “If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.” —Elon Musk

32. “There are many opportunities in every single day, and Monday is the perfect day to seize them all.” —Isabella Koldras

33. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” —Will Rogers

34. “You are in control. Never allow your Monday to be manic.” —Andrea L’Artiste

35. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” John Wooden

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

37. “The best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” —Walt Disney

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38. “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.” —Muhammad Ali

39. “We only have one life, and it is very precious, and there’s a lot we can do, and there’s a lot we should do.” —Selena Gomez

40. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” —Pablo Picasso. Take the action to the gym once you’ve finished reading these workout quotes.

41. “Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.” —Stephanie LaHart

Speaking of encouragement, here are some words of encouragement to help motivate you on a tough day.

42. “I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life.” —Miles Davis

43. “What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” —Ralph Marston

44. “The beginning is always today.” —Mary Shelley

45. “Mondays are tough only for those people, who don’t know how to spend them cheerfully. Get up and have fun today!” —Unknown

46. “What starts on Monday should carry through to Friday; that is, enthusiasm.” —Byron Pulsifer 

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47. “Success is to wake up each morning and consciously decide that today will be the best day of your life.” —Ken Poirot

48. “You don’t need a New Year to make a change. All you need is a Monday.” —Unknown

49. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” —Maria Robinson

50. “Every day, think as you wake up: Today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it.” —Dalai Lama XIV. Conquer the day by reading an inspirational poem or two after reading these Monday motivation quotes.

51. “Yesterday is ashes, tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly.” —Old Eskimo Proverb

52. “You do not find the happy life. You make it.” —Camilla Eyring Kimball

53. “The worst Monday is the one that gets wasted for nothing.” —Unknown

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

55. “Monday is for people with a mission.” —Cristina Imre

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