50 Monday Motivation Quotes to Set Your Mindset This Week

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Your alarm clark goes off bright and early on a Monday morning and you push the snooze button for an extra five minutes of sleep before you shuffle to the shower, brew a mug (or two) of coffee, and open your work email inbox. If this sounds like your typical Monday morning, then you may be be in need of some Monday motivation quotes that will help you start the day off right. There's no better way to say good morning than with a few inspirational quotes that'll help get you through the rest of the week.

Whether you have a huge deadline on Friday, or are starting a new workout routine this week, reading or writing down a few of these motivational Monday quotes will help you regroup and focus on what lies ahead. Find inspiration in empowering words by singers, writers, television producers, and athletes. If you follow the Christian faith, there are also powerful spiritual quotes that will inspire you. It doesn't matter which Monday motivation saying you choose — as long as it speaks to you, your Monday will already be off to a better start.

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

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

  3. “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

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

  5. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” — Norman Vincent Peale

  6. “Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream.” — John Lennon

  7. “Out of difficulties grow miracles.” — Jean de La Bruyère

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  8. “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

  9. “Let each man exercise the art he knows.” — Aristophanes

  10. “Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges.” — Bryant McGill

  11. “The biggest thrill wasn’t in winning on Sunday but in meeting the payroll on Monday.” — Art Rooney

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  12. “Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen — that stillness becomes radiance.” — Morgan Freeman

  13. “Someday is not a day of the week.” — Denise Brennan-Nelson

  14. “If you want to be successful in this world, you have to follow your passion, not a paycheck.” — Jen Welter

  15. “You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” — Shonda Rhimes

  16. “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 Mbiaka

  17. “On my own I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be.” — Oprah Winfrey

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

  19. “Don’t ask if your dream is crazy, ask if it’s crazy enough.” — Lena Waithe

  20. “Monday is for people with a mission. Those who favor vacations, not weekends.” — Cristina Imre

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

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

  23. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” — Aristotle

  24. “You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou

  25. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” — Farrah Gray

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

  27. “You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” — Zig Ziglar

  28. “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

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  29. “Don’t try to lessen yourself for the world; let the world catch up to you.” — Beyoncé

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

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

  32. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” — Arthur Ashe

  33. “So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” — Caterina Fake

  34. “Candy is nature’s way of making up for Mondays.” — Rebecca Gober

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

  36. “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

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

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

  39. "Okay, it's Monday but who said Mondays have to suck? Be a rebel and have a great day anyway." — Kimberly Jiménez

  40. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” — Malala Yousafzai

  41. “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” — Earl Nightingale

  42. “I tell myself, ‘You’ve been through so much, you’ve endured so much, time will allow me to heal, and soon this will be just another memory that made me the strong woman, athlete, and mother I am today.’” — Serena Williams

  43. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one!” — Dolly Parton

  44. “Dreams don’t have to just be dreams. You can make it a reality; if you just keep pushing and keep trying, then eventually you’ll reach your goal. And if that takes a few years, then that’s great, but if it takes 10 or 20, then that’s part of the process.” — Naomi Osaka

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  45. “We have to let go of who we think we should be and embrace what is.” — Achea Redd

  46. “You have to be where you are to get where you need to go.” — Amy Poehler

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

  48. “Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.” — Toni Morrison

  49. “Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.” — Eckhart Tolle

  50. "Stop making excuses, you're the only one stopping you." — Issa Rae

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