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Mondays can be a pain in the butt. It doesn’t matter if you love your job, get paid the “big bucks”, or work from home, Mondays can still be a challenge. The good news is, they don’t all have to be such a drag. In fact, fending off the dread of Mondays is doable with a few inspiring words. And that’s exactly what we aim to do with these motivational Monday quotes.

We’ve pulled together this powerful collection of Monday quotes to help you shake off those weekend-induced cobwebs, so you can get back into your goal-crushing groove.

So, if you’re read for a whole lotta Monday motivation, let’s rip off that band-aid and get to it:


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

2. “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

3. “Monday is for people with a mission.” – Cristina Imre

4. “Monday is a state of mind. Put on your positive pants and get stuff done.” – Anonymous

5 “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar

6. “I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” – Groucho Marx

7. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino

8. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King

9. “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

10. “Even the best weeks start with Monday.” – Nice Peter

Even The Best Weeks Start on Monday Quote

11. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

12. “New Monday new week. Let nothing stop you from reaching your goals.” – Anonymous

13. “This is your Monday morning reminder that you can handle whatever this week throws at you.” – Anonymous

14. “Mondays are for the brave, the strong and courageous, because it’s always going to be that first day of every week when you choose to get out there and show up!” – Anonymous

15. “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

16. “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

17. “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan

18. “Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi

19. “Believe on Monday the way you believe on Sunday.” – Rita Schiano

20. “The future depends on what you do today.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Motivational Monday Quote by Gandhi

21. “You don’t need a new year to make a change…. All you need is a Monday.” – Anonymous

22. “It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.” – Theodore Roosevelt

23. “Formula for success: Rise early, work hard, strike oil.” – J. Paul Getty

24. “When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love…” – Marcus Aurelius

25. “Monday Morning Blues? Why not change the color of your Monday to yellow and brighten up the coming week?” –  Kanika Saxena

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26. “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

27. “You are in control. Never allow your Monday to be manic.” – Andrea L’Artiste

28. “There are many opportunities in every single day, and Monday is the perfect day to seize them all.” – Isabella Koldras

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

30. “Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

31. “It’s Monday. Get a new perspective. Whatever obstacle you’re facing — it’s not permanent.” – Anonymous

32. “The sun himself is weak when he first rises; and gathers strength and courage as the day goes on.” – Charles Dickens

33. “Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.”  –  Henry Van Dyke

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

35. “Success isn’t owned. It’s leased, and rent is due every day.”  – J. J. Watt

36. “Begin the week with momentum and you’ll look back with great satisfaction on all you achieved.” – Skip Prichard

37. “May your coffee be strong and your Mondays be short.” – Monday Motivation Quote

38. “The only limits you have are the limits you believe.” – Wayne Dyer

39. “A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure.” – Henry Kissinger

40. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

41. “Your life goal should be to make Monday the best day of the week.” – Trevor Carss

42.  “Wake up on Monday and start your day with a lot of awesomeness and you will get happiness back.” – Jim Butcher

43. “Don’t let a day of the week have so much power over your happiness. Happy Monday!” – Andrea L’Artiste

44. “A great attitude is not the result of success; success is the result of a great attitude.” – Earl Nightingale

45. “Mindset is everything, especially on Mondays” – The Strive

46. “Today is the opportunity to build the tomorrow you want.” – Ken Poirot

47. “You’re 100% responsible for your life. Stop whining and do something about it.” – Mathieu Fortin

48. “Today’s goals: Coffee and kindness. Maybe two coffees, and then kindness.” – Nanea Hoffman

49. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

50. “Make each day a masterpiece.” – John Wooden

51. “Life is a game, play it.” – Mother Teresa

52. “Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as a punishment.
And that’s the difference.” – Lou Holtz

53. “Nothing is worth more than this day.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

54. “If it’s important, you’ll find a way. If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse.” – Ryan Blair

55. “Do the work. Everyone wants to be successful, but nobody wants to do the work.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

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Bonus Motivational Monday Quote

Bonus: Alright, here is our last motivational quote for Monday, enjoy:

“Hello Monday… Let’s DO THIS!”

– YOU –

Final Thoughts

There you have it, the top motivational Monday quotes. Leverage these quotes to reframe your mindset on the day, minimize the slowdown in your momentum that the weekend has caused, and reignite your zest for taking care of business.

With that being said, if you enjoyed any of these quotes, and think you might need some inspiration tomorrow, be sure to check out these Tuesday motivation quotes. Lastly, if a friend or coworker could use a few good words to get over their case of “the Monday’s”, please share this page with them.

Till next time,


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