160 Monday Motivation Quotes That Will Uplift Your Day

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Here are 160 of the best Monday motivation quotes. I hope you’ll find inspiration and motivation for your Monday mornings, but most importantly, meaning and purpose.

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Motivated people always find a way. Unmotivated people will always find a way not to. Ed Latimore

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Even if it’s hard, even if it’s boring, do the right thing. Maxime Lagacé

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I will never give up on what I love. I will never back down. I will never let go of anything that is important to me. Shannon L. Alder

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In the morning, when you rise unwillingly, let this thought be present: I am rising to the work of a human being. Marcus Aurelius

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We live in a world where a lot of people need goals, motivation and a lot of other words to get started. It’s just a big excuse to not get started. David Goggins

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Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. Chuck Close

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You can win a lot in life just by being the last one to give up. James Clear

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Motivation is high when you have a stake in the outcome. James Clear

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Everything you want to achieve in life requires you to get used to its opposite. If you want to be smart, you have to get used to feeling dumb. If you want to be strong, you have to get used to feeling weak. If you want to be wealthy, you have to get used to feeling poor. Tiago Forte

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You are never going to feel ready. Start anyways. Mel Robbins

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Almost everybody can stay excited for 2 or 3 months. A few people can stay excited for 2 or 3 years, but a winner will stay excited for 30 years or however long it takes to win. Art Williams

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Extreme people get extreme results. Sam Altman

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

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The garden of the world has no limit except in your mind. Rumi

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Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed. Arthur Schopenhauer

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The Best Monday Motivation Quotes

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Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done. Wesley Snipes

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

You just can’t underestimate the power of showing up every single day and doing the work. Kobe Bryant

You always want to outwork your potential. As hard as you believe you can work, you can work harder than that. Kobe Bryant

It doesn’t matter what you are doing, if you only work when you’re motivated, then you’ll never be consistent enough to become a pro. James Clear

Mondays are the start of the workweek which offer new beginnings 52 times a year! David Dweck

If everyone waited until they felt “motivated” to do something, we’d never get anything done. Stop looking for motivation. Take action. The motivation will follow. Preethi Kasireddy

The ultimate goal is to be the only person who does what you do. David Perell

Most people don’t need more motivation. They just need a big plan and a little accountability. Jack Butcher

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

The very important thing you should have is patience. Jack Ma (Alibaba)

Spend more time thinking about what to focus on. It is much more important to work on the right thing than it is to work many hours. Sam Altman

By nature we are wise, kind, powerful, fearless, and absolutely unlimited. Byron Katie

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

To be inspired is to be pulled toward something; to be motivated is to be pushed by yourself or others. Thomas J. Leonard

Doing is the best way to learn. Learning is the best to grow. Growing is the best way to live. Maxime Lagacé

The amateur wants to be noticed. The pro wants to make a difference. The obsessed wants to change the world. Maxime Lagacé

No progress is possible without trial and error. Not in business, not in science, not in nature. Without failure, there is no learning, no progress, and no success. Naval Ravikant

Writers do not, as a rule, learn by listening and reading. They learn by writing. Peter Drucker (Managing Oneself, Amazon book)

The willingness to do the unsexy work is a competitive advantage. James Clear

Truly great work ages well. Hype erodes with time. Quality persists. James Clear

Motivation can be minimal if actions are easy. Start small and become the kind of person who shows up every day. Build a new identity. Then increase the intensity. James Clear

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

See also: the best quotes, uplifting quotes

Part 2. Monday Motivation Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Monday Motivation Quotes (Confucius, Elon Musk, Jordan)

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Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. Jim Rohn

Rest at the end, not in the middle. Kobe Bryant

It’s a long journey but if you focus on the mini milestones along the way you will find beauty in the struggle. Kobe Bryant

My name is Kobe Bryant, I’m 17 years old. I have the hunger, the motivation and the desire to be the best possible basketball player that I could be. Kobe Bryant

You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well. Jeff Bezos (Amazon)

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Confucius

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

If you do enough small things right, big things can happen. John Wooden

Time goes on. So whatever you’re going to do, do it. Do it now. Don’t wait. Robert De Niro

One day, the people that didn’t believe in you will tell everyone how they met you. Johnny Depp

Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer. Niccolo Machiavelli

One will never get any more than he thinks he can get. Bruce Lee

In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head. Arthur Schopenhauer

So other people hurt me? That’s their problem. Their character and actions are not mine. What is done to me is ordained by nature, what I do by my own. Marcus Aurelius

Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough. Elon Musk

Optimism is important. You have to be a little silly about the goals you are going to set. You should try to do things that most people would not do. Larry Page (Google)

Impossible is just a word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing. Muhammad Ali

I’m after a legacy, not the most followers. Gary Vaynerchuk

I’ve never lost a game I just ran out of time. Michael Jordan

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Compound yourself. Sam Altman (See also: https://blog.samaltman.com/how-to-be-successful)

Be internally driven. Sam Altman

Be a doer, not a talker. Sam Altman

Real growth is always slow. @orangebook_

Doubt is removed by action. Conor McGregor

You just gotta keep pushing. Kobe Bryant

Every day brings new choices. Martha Beck

Every choice shows your priority. Maxime Lagacé

Have almost too much self-belief. Sam Altman

The impossible is often the untried. Jim Goodwin

Life is growth. You grow or you die. Phil Knight

The best feeling is being good at something. Jonathan Wilson

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. Norman Ralph Augustine

It’s worth taking a pay cut for a passion raise. Neil Strauss

The most effective form of motivation is progress. James Clear

Motivation comes easy when you know what you stand for. Maxime Lagacé

Inspiration gets you started, but discipline keeps you going. Shane Parrish

One good idea. One good execution. Enough to be set for life. @orangebook_

Professionals stick to the schedule. Amateurs let life get in the way. James Clear

How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself. Epictetus

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Inspirational Monday Motivation Quotes

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

The most effective way to provoke thinking is writing. The most effective way to provoke learning is doing. The most effective way to create meaning is to give. Maxime Lagacé

There is no end to the heights you can reach nor the magic you can experience. Like the stars in the Universe, your potential is infinite! Rhonda Byrne

Talent puts you on a path but doesn’t get you to the destination. The longer the time frame, the more hard work and relentless improvement matter. Shane Parrish

Some rooms look inaccessible. You may stare at the door for years, yearning for what’s on the other side. And when you finally work up the courage to try the door, you realize it’s unlocked. Sahil Lavingia

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

A beginner’s mind + an expert’s grind. Potent combination. James Clear

In the beginning, you just have to master the art of showing up. You don’t even have to succeed. You just need to get started. James Clear

It’s often the small things that no one sees that result in the big things that everyone wants. Craig Groeschel

The most successful people I know are primarily internally driven; they do what they do to impress themselves and because they feel compelled to make something happen in the world. Sam Altman

Growth comes at the point of resistance; we learn by pushing ourselves to the outer reaches of our abilities. Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness (Peak Performance, Amazon book)

The sense of having enemies or doubters can serve as a powerful motivating device and fill you with an added creative energy and focus. Robert Greene

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist, Amazon book)

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Funny Monday Motivation Quotes

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No one ever got rich checking their email more often. Noah Kagan

Motivation is BS. Don’t start with motivation. Don’t wait to feel like it. Start by doing. Mel Robbins

Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis. Zig Ziglar

Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot. Jim Rohn

If you’re going to live a long time, you have to keep learning. What you formerly knew is not enough. If you don’t adapt, you’re like a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest. Charlie Munger

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

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Deep Monday Motivation Quotes

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Hard work may not guarantee success but no work guarantees failure. @orangebook_

If you only do the work when it feels easy, then you’ll never be consistent enough to become a professional. James Clear

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour. You don’t have to build everything you want today, just lay a brick. James Clear

But there is no reason to live and no limit to our miseries if we let our fears predominate. Seneca

It’s wise to have priorities. It’s wiser to have only one. Maxime Lagacé

Be willing to let small opportunities go to focus on potential step changes. Sam Altman

Trust the exponential, be patient, and be pleasantly surprised. Sam Altman

If there is a single key to success, it is the trait of being able to make things happen in the world — willfulness, determination, execution focus, not giving up when you hit a roadblock, the ability to solve any problem that comes your way, and self-belief. Sam Altman

If you’re scared to start that thing because you might fail, here’s a reminder: you’re already failing. Jack Butcher

Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. William Jennings Bryan

It is better to do your own duty badly, than to perfectly do another’s; you are safe from harm when you do what you should be doing. Bhagavad Gita

Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination. Mae C. Jemison

Trust is the highest form of human motivation. Stephen R. Covey

Plans emerge from trial and error. Skills are developed from experience. Talent happens because we’re willing to learn from our mistakes. The common denominator in all of these things is getting off your as* and doing something. Mark Manson

Finding a new job is uncomfortable. Starting a company is uncomfortable. Learning a new skill is uncomfortable. Getting healthy is uncomfortable. Growth is uncomfortable. Sahil Lavingia

Needing motivation is a sign of your goals lacking meaning. Carlos Del Valle

Motivation without ability is the slow way to victory. Ability without motivation is the saddest path to failure. Ed Latimore

No one is really going to help you or give you direction. In fact, the odds are against you. Robert Greene

Your goal in every maneuver in life must be ownership…When it is yours, it is yours to lose — you are more motivated, more creative, more alive. Robert Greene

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Wise Monday Motivation Quotes (Words of Wisdom)

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Build without attachment. Devote without imprisonment. Enjoy without chasing. Have without needing. Acquire without desiring. James Pierce

Challenge yourself when life is easy, so you can handle it when life gets hard. James Clear

If you’re serious about making real change, then you have to start small. Tiny actions become consistent patterns. James Clear

Where you apply your effort matters more than how much effort you apply. You might be able to work 10% harder, but working on the right thing can deliver 100x results. Unfortunately, most days we are too busy working on the next thing to ask if we are working on the best thing. James Clear

A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules. Anthony Trollope

Release your past. Own your present. Create your future. Ed Latimore (See also: inner peace quotes)

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. Lou Holtz

When the cost of failure is high, plan before you act. When the cost of failure is low, act before you plan. David Perell

The wise man lets go of all results, whether good or bad, and is focused on the action alone. Bhagavad Gita

Compounding, in all ways, is a very powerful force. Long-term outlooks and long-term commitments are the easiest way to outperform other people. Sam Altman

You find motivation by starting small. You build momentum by creating daily. You become unstoppable by repeating the process. Maxime Lagacé

Consistent, imperfect action led me to stumble upon an idea that hasn’t failed yet. The only plan is to keep going until it does. Jack Butcher

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Part 3. Monday Motivation Quotes About…

Monday Motivation About Work, Business, Entrepreneurship

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Don’t always count on being motivated to accomplish the mission. David Goggins

True belief in yourself is the ultimate determining factor if you make it or not. David Goggins

Share your work. An idea that is never spoken or written down dies with the person who conceived it. James Clear

It doesn’t matter how successful or unsuccessful you are right now. What matters is whether your habits are putting you on the path toward success. You should be far more concerned with your current trajectory than with your current results. James Clear

Sometimes greatness is the result of a transcendent, peak performance. But often, greatness is simply the result of a good performance repeated and sustained much longer than usual. James Clear

Your best work is done in calmness. Your best thinking is done in silence. Your best life is lived in purpose. Maxime Lagacé

Picking the right thing to work on is the most important element of productivity and usually almost ignored. So think about it more! Sam Altman

When you combine extreme focus and great teams, magic happens. Sam Altman

Be unstoppable about getting your small handful of priorities accomplished quickly. I have yet to meet a slow-moving person who is very successful. Sam Altman (See also: how to be successful (at your career), twitter.com)

Work stamina seems to be one of the biggest predictors of long-term success. Sam Altman

Don’t be afraid to do something slightly reckless. One of the benefits of working hard is that good opportunities will come along, but it’s still up to you to jump on them when they do. Sam Altman

If a man invests all of his money, all of his time, and all of his intellect into giving the world what it needs… the world will have no choice but to give him what he wants. Naval Ravikant (on Elon Musk)

Our companies and countries need leaders who are givers, not takers. Takers demand attention. Givers pay attention. Takers brag about success. Givers take responsibility for failure. Takers aim to be better than others. Givers strive to do better for others. Adam Grant

If you want to learn writing, skip class and start a blog. If you want to learn marketing, skip class and build a business. If you want to learn psychology, skip class and spend a day in a casino. Reality is the world’s best classroom. David Perell

The more progress you make, the more motivated you become. The more motivated you become, the more progress you make. Getting shit done is beautifully recursive in this way. Ed Latimore

A lot of people want to start a business but few are willing to stay up to the wee hours of the morning working at it day after day while they work another, full-time, job. Shane Parrish

The ultimate formula for success consists of five steps: know your desired outcome, know your motivation, take massive action, notice your results and change your approach. Tony Robbins

Don’t limit your challenges; challenge your limits. Each day we must strive for constant and never ending improvement. Tony Robbins

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Monday Motivation Quotes About Life, Happiness

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Either you run the day or the day runs you. Jim Rohn

Struggle hard and then if you do not succeed, you are not to blame. Swami Vivekananda

Taking will make you live in misery. Giving will make you live happy. Maxime Lagacé

Never do something for rewards. It’s the road to misery. Always do something because it’s the right thing. It’s the road to meaning. Maxime Lagacé

What you are, the world is. And without your transformation, there can be no transformation of the world. Jiddu Krishnamurti

It’s not the end of the world if you decide to change your mind based on new information. It’s actually the ultimate strength. Gary Vaynerchuk

Think of many things; do one. Portuguese proverb

Who you are inside is what helps you make and do everything in life. Fred Rogers</

The more disciplined you are, the harder you are to control. Ed Latimore

A lot of people want love, but few are willing to be vulnerable and put in the effort day after day. Shane Parrish</

Today might be the best chance you have to take action. The longer you wait, the more deeply embedded you get in your current lifestyle. Your habits solidify. Your beliefs harden. You get comfortable. It will never be easy, but it may also never be easier than it is right now. James Clear

You have a right to your actions, but never to your actions’ fruits. Act for the action’s sake. Bhagavad Gita

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. Florence Nightingale

No person has the power to have everything they want, but it is in their power not to want what they don’t have, and to cheerfully put to good use what they do have. Seneca

Do one thing: avoid criticizing others and concentrate on your path. Paulo Coelho

I want to continue being crazy; living my life the way I dream it, and not the way the other people want it to be. Paulo Coelho

See also: zen quotes

See also: 18 Ways to Motivate Yourself That Actually Work (greatist.com)

Monday Motivation About School (For Students and Kids)

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You can’t wait for motivation to fall from the sky and push you. No one is coming to save you. It’s up to you. Mel Robbins

I think the best way to prove your value is to work, is to learn, is to absorb, to be a sponge. Kobe Bryant

Your best learning happens when you have fun, but also when you struggle. The best students learn to keep going no matter what. Maxime Lagacé

Focus and simplicity are connected. If you can’t focus, then start cutting things out. When only the essential remains, it becomes easy to pay attention to the right thing. James Clear

Success is 20% working hard and 80% working on the right things. You’ll never stand out without both, but where you apply the effort matters. James Clear

Listen to fewer podcasts. Engage in more conversations. Read fewer books. Write your thoughts more often. Collect fewer ideas from others. Come up with your own everyday. Don’t be an encyclopedia. Be a limitless source of creativity. @orangebook_

The most value comes from doing something no one else can do, or no one else has thought of, in a way that is hard for other people to copy. If you try to be just like everyone else, and do just what they’re doing, you will maybe do ok but certainly not great. Sam Altman

You can read motivational quotes on the internet all day and still never make any progress. They don’t do a thing unless you put in the work. You know what you need to do – you just have to do it. So stop scrolling, get out of your head, and go make it happen. Mel Robbins

If you compete against yourself, you can only win. Every time you beat your previous best you’ve just grown more powerful – all of your energies are on improvement instead of jealousy. And over the long run, that’s how you become great. Tom Bilyeu

The biggest generator of long term results is learning to do things when you don’t feel like doing them. If you let excuses or emotion drive behavior, you’re cheating yourself. Put aside the excuses and start doing what you need to do. Shane Parrish

If you don’t want better, no one can make you want better. Ed Latimore

See also: learning quotes, education quotes

Monday Motivation Quotes About Health, Fitness, Workout

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I’ve done a lot of things I thought were impossible. Nothing is impossible anymore. David Goggins (Retired Navy SEAL)

Until you work as hard as those you admire, don’t explain away their success as luck. James Clear

Being motivated and curious counts for more than being smart because it leads to action. Being smart will never deliver results on its own because it doesn’t get you to act. It is desire, not intelligence, that prompts behavior. James Clear

The ordinary man seeks shortcuts and results. The superior man seeks his own path. Maxime Lagacé

Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. Wilma Rudolph

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. William Faulkner

Your body wants you to be comfortable while your mind wants you to be successful. Your mind has to win the struggle for shit to happen. Ed Latimore (See also: success quotes)

Disciplined habits beat motivation everyday. Ed Latimore

Motivation to get you started. Self-discipline to keep you going when it gets difficult. Self-control to keep you from doing shit to take you off the path. Ed Latimore

Millions dream of becoming the next Michael Jordan or Lebron James, few are going to get up at 5 am and practice shooting for 2 hours before school everyday. Shane Parrish

The one common denominator of all successful people is their hunger to push through their fears. Tony Robbins

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Part 4. Conclusion

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Hard work is necessary but not sufficient for success. You also need to work on the right things, which means saying no to the wrong things. Shane Parrish

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maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

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