100+ Monday Motivation Quotes To Get Rid Of The Sunday Scaries

by Team Scary Mommy
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Mondays don’t need to be blue and Sundays don’t have to be scary when you have the right mindset. In fact, if all of us treated Mondays with as much fun and enthusiasm as we treat hump day, we would all fare better. If you’re in need of a little Monday motivation (and who isn’t?) you’ll love our roundup of the best encouraging quotes. These words are the perfect way to greet the day and kick off your week feeling inspired, positive, and hopefully with a little smile on your face.

There’s a reason Garfield hated Mondays. They can be really hard, and sometimes not even a good breakfast can save the day. However, there are several ways to get off to a great start. In the same way we feed our bodies nutritious food, we must do the same for our minds and souls. And a healthy dose of motivational Monday quotes is the perfect meal. So, check out our buffet below!

  1. “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
  2. “It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.” — Oprah Winfrey
  3. “When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day.” — Ella Woodward
  4. “Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.” — Michelle Obama
  5. “Don’t give it five minutes if you’re not going to give it five years.” — Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex
  6. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” — Stephen King
  7. “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” — J.K. Rowling
  8. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” — Michael Jordan
  9. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” — Lao Tzu
  10. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” — Karen Lamb
  11. “Success is to wake up each morning and consciously decide that today will be the best day of your life.” — Ken Poirot
  12. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” — Theodore Roosevelt
  13. “Do whatever brings you to life, then. Follow your own fascinations, obsessions, and compulsions. Trust them. Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.” — Elizabeth Gilbert
  14. “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive — to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love — then make that day count!” — Steve Maraboli
  15. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  16. “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  17. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” — Wayne Gretzky
  18. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” — Wayne Dyer
  19. “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
  20. “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” — Og Mandino
  21. “I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.” — Beyoncé
  22. “Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” — Gary Vaynerchuk
  23. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” — Pablo Picasso
  24. “Don’t let the Monday morning quarterbacks stop you from being bold. You’ve got to set a high bar.” — Antonio Villaraigosa
  25. “Courage, dear heart.” — C.S. Lewis
  26. “Done is better than perfect.” — Sheryl Sandberg,
  27. “On Monday mornings I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created jerks.” — H. Allen Smith
  28. “If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.” — Jen Sincero
  29. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” — Albert Einstein
  30. “It doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you don’t stop.” — Confucius
  31. “Candy is nature’s way of making up for Mondays.” — Rebecca Gober
  32. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
  33. “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” — Steve Jobs
  34. “You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” — Shonda Rhimes
  35. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” — Bruce Lee
  36. “If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn’t anything you can’t do if you want to.” — Jim Henson
  37. “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
  38. “Being your true self is the most effective formula for success there is.” — Danielle LaPorte
  39. “Every day is different, and some days are better than others, but no matter how challenging the day, I get up and live it.” — Muhammad Ali
  40. “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” — Buddha
  41. “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” — Maya Angelou
  42. “Don’t ask if your dream is crazy, ask if it’s crazy enough.” — Lena Waithe
  43. “You are in control. Never allow your Monday to be manic.” — Andrea L’Artiste
  44. “And you ask, ‘What if I fall?’ Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” — Erin Hanson
  45. “Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.” — J.M. Barrie
  46. “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
  47. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” — Henry Ford
  48. “Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.'” — Eckhart Tolle
  49. “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” — Estée Lauder
  50. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” — Mark Twain
  51. “Each day can count if we learn to live it ‘on purpose’ rather than passively drifting through the day, allowing the wind of circumstances and distractions to make our choices for us.” — Joyce Meyer
  52. “Mondays are the start of the workweek which offers new beginnings 52 times a year!” — David Dweck
  53. “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” — Dalai Lama
  54. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.” — Zig Ziglar
  55. “Life can seem short or life can seem long, depending on how you live it.” — Paulo Coelho
  56. “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” — Julie Andrews
  57. “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” — Brian Tracy
  58. “Think of many things; do one.” — Portuguese Proverb
  59. “Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” — Bob Goff
  60. “Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.” — Leo Buscaglia
  61. “The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.” — Ayn Rand
  62. “Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” — Andy Warhol
  63. “I have to go to work on Mondays and yes, everyone hates Mondays. But I look at it a little differently. I don’t have to work, I GET to work. I am blessed to have a job while many don’t have one.“ — Dinky Manuel
  64. “Someday is not a day of the week.” — Denise Brennan-Nelson
  65. “You can go to work each day and just punch in on the clock and dread being there and do as little as possible. Or you can show up with enthusiasm and give it your best, knowing that you’re making the world a better place.” — Joel Osteen
  66. “This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” — Alan Wilson Watts
  67. “If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing, success will be yours.” — Ray Kroc
  68. “This should be the spirit every Monday. Know that something good will always happen.” — Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
  69. “For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” — Lily Tomlin
  70. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” — Dale Carnegie
  71. “Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” — Napoleon Bonaparte
  72. “The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead.” — Bette Davis
  73. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” — Anais Nin
  74. “Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” — Jim Rohn
  75. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” — Benjamin Franklin
  76. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” — Robert Kiyosaki
  77. “Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don’t rent them out to tomorrow.“ — Jerry Spinelli
  78. “I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, that sleep is not the most important thing.” — Martha Stewart
  79. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” — Lucille Ball
  80. “The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.” — Marcus Aurelius
  81. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” — Samuel Beckett
  82. “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
  83. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” — Beverly Sills
  84. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” — Oscar Wilde
  85. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” — Les Brown
  86. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” — Stephen Covey
  87. “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
  88. “Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” — Mae Jemison
  89. “Prepare while others are daydreaming.” — William Arthur Ward
  90. “Luck is the idol of the idle.” — Proverb
  91. “How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?” — Seth Godin
  92. “Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.” — Edith Wharton
  93. “Good things don’t come to those who wait. Good things come to those who pursue the goals and dreams they believe in… Happy Monday!” — Venus Rivers
  94. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” — George Lorimer
  95. “Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.” — Twyla Tharp
  96. “Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.” — George Eliot
  97. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” — Thomas Jefferson
  98. “People who discipline themselves to get up and do things they don’t necessarily love or like doing, but do it regardless to succeed are people who will get the results and the success they are looking for.” — Jeanette Coron
  99. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” — Pablo Picasso
  100. “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
  101. “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” — Maya Angelou
  102. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” — Steve Jobs
  103. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” — Napoleon Hill
  104. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” — Lucille Ball
  105. “For me, Monday represents a fresh start to the week. It is the day where the slate from the previous week is wiped clean. It is a day of new beginnings.” — Allen Smith

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