130 Monday Motivation Quotes To Kick-Start Your Week

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

Here are 130 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


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

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

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


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

Part 2. Monday Motivation Quotes That Are…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

Short Monday Motivation Quotes

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One-liners, short Monday motivation quotes, sayings, thoughts, and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, and backgrounds.
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Be a doer, not a talker. Sam Altman

Compound yourself. Sam Altman (Related: How To Be Successful (samaltman.com))

Be internally driven. Sam Altman

Energy follows incentive. Jack Butcher


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

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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

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

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Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. Norman Ralph Augustine

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


Inspirational Monday Motivation Quotes

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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

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

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)

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

Deep Monday Motivation Sayings

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

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

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

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

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

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

Related: Keep Going (Animated YouTube video)

Wise Monday Motivation Sayings

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Release your past. Own your present. Create your future. Ed Latimore (edlatimore.com)

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

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

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

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

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

Monday Motivation Quotes: The 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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Author Bio

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.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, bananas, SEO, human potential, and education.

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March 10, 2022

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