200 Funny And Inspirational Monday Motivation Quotes

Photo: Getty
200 Funny And Inspirational Monday Motivation Quotes
Contributor
Quotes

I don’t think I’ve met anyone who enjoys Mondays.

It’s the start of the week and when you constantly look forward to Friday, Monday just seems so far from it. A typical saying for Monday is "you've got a case of the Mondays,"  because most people give so much negative power and energy to this one day of the week. That's why reading Monday quotes and positive affirmations can turn around your attitude at the start of the week. 

Mondays can’t be so bad since there’s a whole movie dedicated to them right? How about instead of dreading Mondays, you can have some Monday motivation by reading positive messages and quotes, and next Monday you will be excited to wake up and start your day. 

What's good about Motivational Monday quotes?

Monday quotes can be good to read because they set your tone for the rest of the week. Therefore, it's best to stay positive and excited on a Monday because they offer new and bright beginnings.

From a new diet to a new workout routine, it’s just rough to start anything. However, by starting to change your attitude about the first day of the week, you might be able to change the tone for the rest of it, too and just maybe live a fulfilling and happier life.


RELATED: 25 TGIF Memes & Friday Quotes To Get You Excited For The Freakin' Weekend

What if I told you Mondays don't have to suck? They are only as bad as you make them. If you start the day with a positive attitude and look on the bright side, they could be great. 

If you need some help getting through those Monday blues read our collection of the best Monday Motivation quotes to feel inspired and finish this week:

1. "Always believe something wonderful is about to happen."

2. "When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day."

3. “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

4. “Your Monday morning thoughts set the tone for your whole week. See yourself getting stronger, and living a fulfilling, happier & healthier life.” — Germany Kent

5. “What starts on Monday should carry through to Friday; that is, enthusiasm. Have a great week!”

6. “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

7. “Believe on Monday the way you believe on Sunday.” — Rita Schiano

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

9. “Monday, Monday, so good to me; Monday morning, it was all I hoped it would be.” — John Phillips

10. "Mondays are tough only for those people, who don’t know how to spend them cheerfully. Get up and have fun today!”

11. “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

12. “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

13. “New moon on Monday And a fire dance through the night I stayed the cold day with a lonely satellite” — Duran Duran

14. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau

15. “It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.” — Robert H. Schuller

16. "May your coffee be strong and your Mondays be short."

17. "New Monday. New week. New goals."

18. "This is your Monday reminder that you are amazing and you can handle anything"

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

20. “Candy is nature’s way of making up for Mondays.” — Rebecca Gober

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

22. “The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” — Pearl Buck

23. “I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose. When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.” — Ellen DeGeneres

24. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” — Mary Lou Retton

25. “If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” — T. Harv Eker

26. “Monday is a good day to have a great day! It’s all in your attitude.”

27. “Monday won’t be so gloomy if you believe that something good is always bound to happen.”

28. "Okay, it's Monday but who said Mondays have to suck? Be a rebel and have a great day anyway." — Kimberly Jiménez

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

30. “Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.” —Brian Tracy

31. “Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.” — Leo Buscaglia

32. “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

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

34. “Monday morning you sure look fine.” — Lindsey Buckingham

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

36. “Candy is nature’s way of making up for Mondays.” — Rebecca Gober

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

38. “The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” — Pearl Buck

39. “I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose. When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.” — Ellen DeGeneres

40. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” — Mary Lou Retton

41. “If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” — T. Harv Eker

42. “Monday is a good day to have a great day! It’s all in your attitude.”

43. “Monday won’t be so gloomy if you believe that something good is always bound to happen.”

44. "Okay, it's Monday but who said Mondays have to suck? Be a rebel and have a great day anyway." — Kimberly Jiménez

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

46. “Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.” —Brian Tracy

47. “Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.” — Leo Buscaglia

48. “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

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

50. “Monday morning you sure look fine.” — Lindsey Buckingham

51. "Monday: One of those days when even when your coffee needs a coffee."

52. "Okay it’s Monday but who said Mondays have to suck? Be a rebel and have a great day anyway."

53. “The biggest thrill wasn’t in winning on Sunday but in meeting the payroll on Monday.” — Art Rooney

54. “Know this one great truth: you are in control of your own life.” — Rachel Hollis

55. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” — Michael John Bobak

56. “It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” — Confucius

57. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” — Stephen Covey

58. “Forget about what you have to do for a second. How do you want to be for today?” — Jane Scudder

59. “Success doesn’t just find you. You have to go out and get it.”

60. “The sun himself is weak when he first rises; and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.” — Charles Dickens

61. “The future depends on what you do today.” — Mahatma Gandhi

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

63. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” — Anne Frank

64. “No one ever slows her agenda.” — Rhonesha Bing

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

66. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou

67. “Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” — Peter Drucker

68. “Even though it’s Monday, act like it’s Saturday.”

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

70. “Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up.” — Isabelle Lafleche

71. “Nothing will work unless you do.” — Maya Angelou

72. “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

73. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” — Arthur Ashe

74. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” — Maya Angelou

75. “Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll show you someone who has never achieved much.” — Joan Collins

76. “You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” — Shonda Rhimes

77. “If something is important enough, even if the odds are stacked against you, you should still do it.” — Elon Musk

78. “You can never ride on the wave that came in and went out yesterday.”  — John Wanamaker

79. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” — Bruce Lee

80. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

81. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. ” — Les Brown

82. “What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

83. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” — Oscar Wilde

84. “When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

85. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” — Samuel Beckett

86. “Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit.” — Kamari aka Lyrikal

87. “Every day brings new choices.” — Martha Beck

88. “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” — Bo Jackson

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

90. “Monday has been canceled. Go back to sleep.”

91. “You don’t need a new year to make a change… All you need is a Monday. Make this week the change of your life.”

92. “You are rewarded in this world based on the value that you give to it.” — Jamie Alderton

93. “Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.” — Stephen R. Covey

94. “In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.” — Jane Smiley

95. “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” — Harry F. Banks

96. “Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty.” — William J. Bennett

97. “Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end, you are sure to succeed.” — Abraham Lincoln

98. “To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” — Mike Gafka

99. "Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” — Jack Canfield

100. “I believe the first step in any success-sports, work, a service group, whatever-is showing up.” — David DeNotaris

101. “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children… to leave the world a better place… to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

102. “It always seems bad at first, but then I find a way…” — Samurai Jack

103. “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” — Frank Zappa

104. “It’s not the days in your life, but the life in your days that counts.” — Brian White

105. “Your only limit is you.”

106. “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

107. “It’s a good week to have a good week.”


RELATED: 20 Sunday Memes & Inspirational Quotes To Get You Through The Sunday Scaries

108. “May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short.”

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

110. “The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.” — Marcus Aurelius

111. “The best way to succeed in this world is to act on the advice you give to others.”

112. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” — Mother Teresa

113. “Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses… on your powers, instead of your problems.” — Paul J. Meyer

114. “But first champagne, I mean coffee… It’s Monday.”

115. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” — Arthur Ashe

116. “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” — Vincent Van Gogh

117. “If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.” — Jen Sincero

118. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

119. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” — Dennis P. Kimbro

120. “If we have the attitude that it’s going to be a great day it usually is.” — Catherine Pulsifier

121. “Whatever your situation might be, set your mind to whatever you want to do and put a good attitude in it, and I believe that you can succeed.” — Bethany Hamilton

122. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” — C.S. Lewis

123. “We become what we think about.” — Earl Nightingale

124. “What about Monday? That could be our one day we look at things the same way, and wear funny shoes.” ― Kevin Dalton

125. “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” — Mario Andretti

126. “Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.” — Stephanie LaHart

127. “Knowing is not enough we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.” — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

128. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” — Neale Donald Walsh

129. “Life's real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up.”

130. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” — Norman Vincent Peale

131. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” — Stephen King

132. “Why is Monday so far from Friday but Friday so near Monday?”

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

134. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” — Helen Keller

135. “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” — Lao Tzu

136. “The most effective way to do is to do it.” — Amelia Earhart

137. “The universe might respect the law of attraction, but it respects a good hustle even more.” — Lilly Singh

138. "As Monday goes, so goes the week," dames say. Refreshed, renewed, use well the initial day. And see! thy neighbour already seeks his labour.” — Ella Wheeler Wilcox

139. “Monday is the day of silence, day of the whole white mung bean, which is sacred to the moon.” ― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

140. “Life is an adventure; we get out of it what we put into it.” —  Richard Daly

141. “You can't make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.” — Deepak Chopra

142. “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

143. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” — Jim Rohn

144. “It’s not always that we need to do more but rather that we need to focus on less.” — Nathan W. Morris

145. “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” — Albert Einstein

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

147. “Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” — Mae Jemison

148. “Your attitude, more than anything, will influence your effectiveness.” — Pat Gelsinger

149. “Monday must be a man, it comes too quickly.”

150. “Monday is another day to be killing it.”

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Join now for YourTango's trending articles, top expert advice and personal horoscopes delivered straight to your inbox each morning.

151. “When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day.” — Ella Woodword

152. “You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction.” — George Lorimer

153. “It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.” — Tony Robbins

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

155. “Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.”

156. “Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” — Mae Jemison

157. “Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist—while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!” — Lori Greiner

158. “If you have time to whine then you have time to find a solution.” — Dee Dee Artner

159. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.” — Wayne Dyer

160. “Beautiful. Relaxed. But always in the back of your mind, there's the knowledge that it'll soon be Monday. There's no future in being a Sunday-night girl.” — Sharon Carter

161. “Success is to wake up each morning and consciously decide that today will be the best day of your life.” ― Ken Poirot

162. “Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It’s hard to stay on top.” — Paul Coffey

163. “A little progress each day adds up to big results.”

164. “Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars.”  — Henry Ford

165. “You are never going to feel ready. Start anyways.” — Mel Robbins

166. “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

167. “Don't let the Monday morning quarterbacks stop you from being bold. You've got to set a high bar.” — Antonio Villaraigosa

168. “To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.” — Eva Young

169. “Stress is caused by being ‘here' but wanting to be ‘there.' — Eckhart Tolle

170. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” — Henry Ford

171. “Motivated, determined and ready to slay the day. #MONSLAY.”

172. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.”

173. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” — Zig Ziglar

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

176. “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” — Albert Einstein

177. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” — Paulo Coelho

178. “It was the kind of Sunday to make one ache for Monday morning.” ― Joan Didion

179. “Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” — Lemony Snicket

180. “My experiences remind me that it’s those black clouds that make the blue skies even more beautiful.” — Kelly Clarkson

181. “Monday is for people with a mission. Those who favor vacations, not weekends.” ― Cristina Imre

182. “Every Monday morning is new hope.” — Maira Kalman

183. “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” — Dalai Lama

184. “Someday is not a day of the week.” — Denise Brennan-Nelson

185. “Mondays are a good day to make statements, not Friday.” — Ernie Els

186. “Even the best weeks start with Monday.” — Nice Peter

187. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Edison

188. “What we do on Sunday absolutely doesn't matter unless it meets us on Monday. Changes us on Monday. Transforms us on Monday.” — Judah Smith

189. “Dear Monday, go step on a Lego.”

190. “Mondays: The only day you can wear the exact same outfit as yesterday without anyone knowing.”

191. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” — Ayn Rand

192. “There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality.” — Anthony Robbins

193. “The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.”

194. “Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.” — Charles F. Kettering

195. “On Monday, when the sun is hot, I wonder to myself a lot. Now is it true, or is it not, that what is which and which is what?” — A.A. Hodge

196. “The past has no power over the present moment.” — Eckhart Tolle

197. “Today will be fabulous.” 

198. “Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” — John R. Wooden

199. “If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” — David Allen

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

RELATED: 25 Inspirational Quotes & Motivational Memes To Pick You Up When You Have A Bad Case Of The Mondays

Isabella Ong is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture, and relationship topics.