Motivational Monday Quotes – What You Need to Get Inspired This Morning!

Need a bit of Monday morning inspiration? Don’t we all!

Even people that LOVE their jobs can feel a little disheartened after the weekend break.

Here, we have listed 10 motivational Monday quotes for you to read through and get yourself ready for a great week ahead!

10 Motivational Monday Quotes To Start Happy

“Mondays are the start of the work week which offer new beginnings 52 times a year!“

– David Dweck

There is nothing worse than waking up on a Monday morning and realizing that you have to go to a job that you hate, you have to put on that brave face and suck it up for another week.

But what if you were to change your mindset?

What if you were to see it as an opportunity to start afresh and have a new beginning? Wouldn’t that make Mondays worth getting out of bed for?!

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”

– Mark Twain

We’ve all had times in our lives where we have had a task to do that seems to get bigger and bigger and bigger the longer we put it off.

Spending your day thinking “I’ll do that later” soon becomes “I’ll do that never and you end up with a much bigger problem than you initially had.

Mark Twain is saying, get on with it! Stop procrastinating and start motivating!

“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.”

– David M. Burns

Always worried that things don’t look perfect in your world? Worried that people might judge you for not having quite the right career path, the right promotion or the right labels to wear?

Success takes many forms and shouldn’t be limited to what other people’s ideas of perfection are. We don’t learn from perfection, we learn from trying!

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.“

– Groucho Marx

You are in charge of your emotions, no one else. No one can MAKE you feel sad, angry or guilty. It’s how you choose to react to situations that evoke emotions.

If you decide that you (and only you) are in charge of deciding whether you want to be happy or unhappy for the day then you will soon realize that you have a lot more power over your future than you think.

“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.”

– Orison Swett Marden

Ever had a person in your life that has done nothing but hound you, get on your case and just generally try to make your work life miserable? Have a think about that person, what lessons have you learned from them?

What have you learned about yourself? Maybe that you are able to hold your tongue for longer than you think, maybe that you need to work on your anger management!

Either way, think about the fact that by facing opposition, you have been able to take a positive form and use it as motivation moving forward. 

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

– Dennis P. Kimbro

Want to punch your boss in the face for some of the things he’s or she’s made you do and the number of extra hours you’ve been made to put in?

Don’t we all!

Unfortunately, we aren’t allowed to react like that (well unless you want to get arrested) so instead, react with composure and restraint. The more control yourself in these situations, the calmer you will feel when really big stuff happens.

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

– Albert Einstein

Success isn’t everything and it’s also a matter of perspective. For some people, it’s a successful day if they are able to make it out of the house without having a panic attack, for others success means that high paying promotion.

Changing your mindset to feel you could be of value instead of being a success will make you feel like you are achieving every day!

Whatever it is that you think you want to do, and whatever it is that you think stands between you and that, stop making excuses. You can do anything.”

— Katia Beauchamp, co-founder, and CEO of

It’s easy to make excuses right? You don’t feel qualified enough, you don’t think you have enough work experience, that task is too big for you.

You know what, stop making up excuses. If you want something hard enough you’ll FIND a way to get it.

“We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.

– John Newton

Don’t live your life in the past. Instead live in the moment. There is no point being bogged down by what happened yesterday or worrying about what is going to happen tomorrow.

Just live your life one day at a time.

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

– Henry Ford

Wise words from Henry Ford.

Opposition can create fire in your belly and passion in your heart, you just need to make sure you are looking at it with a positive mindset. Despite the opposition and the barriers, you can achieve anything if you really want to.

And for those who are having a rough week, participating in some sort of team-building activity would a wise decision.