143 Motivational Quotes for Monday Mornings to Inspire Your Team

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, May, 24, 2021

Sun-01Sometimes, employees just need a little extra motivation.

That’s why we’ve compiled this massive list of motivational work quotes for Monday mornings.

With a little luck, your team will find these quotes inspiring enough to jump right into the work week with enthusiasm. Send the quotes off in a quick little email or read a few off during your morning staff meeting.

Help your employees fight off a “case of the Mondays” with a pep talk in the form of a quote.

Here are 143 motivational quotes to get your team feeling inspired:

  1. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams 

  2. “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.“ — Ralph Waldo Emerson 

  3. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
    — Winston Churchill

  4. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” — Wayne Gretzky
  1. “Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” — Farrah Gray 

  2. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” — Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pelé)

  3. “The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.”
    — Tricia Cunningham

  4. “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.” — Thomas Carlyle

  5. “Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.”— Elbert Hubbard
  6. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”— George Lorimer

  7. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” — Earl Nightingale

  8. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill

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

  10. “I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” — Benjamin Franklin

  11. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” —Truman Capote

  12. “Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” — Voltaire

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

  14. “One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.” — Michelle Obama

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

  16. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” Will Rogers

  17. “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” — Dr. Henry Link

  18. “You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” — Unknown

  19. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don't have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” Steve Jobs

  20. “The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.” Hasidic Proverb

  21. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” — Albert Einstein

  22. "Opportunities don't happen. You create them." — Chris Grosser

  23. "Your past does not equal your future." Tony Robbins

  24. "It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." Herman Melville

  25.  "The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same." Colin R. Davis
  26. “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.” Steve Jobs

  27. "It's what you practice in private that you will be rewarded for in public." — Tony Robbins

  28. "Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better." Jim Rohn

  29. "I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite." G. K. Chesterton

  30. "There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed." — Ray Gofort

  31. "Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value." — Albert Einstein

  32. "The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do." — Anonymous

  33. "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." — Walt Disney

  34. "The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere." — Barack Obama

  35. "All progress takes place outside the comfort zone." — Michael John Bobak

  36. "Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning." — Robert Kiyosaki

  37. "Do one thing every day that scares you." — Anonymous

  38. "If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you'll achieve the same results."— Tony Robbins

  39. “I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 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

  40. "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." — Albert Schweitzer

  41. "The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary." — Vidal Sassoon

  42. "In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." — Nikos Kazantzakis

  43. "Some people dream of success while others wake up and work."— Unknown

  44. “It's about the journey — mine and yours — and the lives we can touch, the legacy we can leave, and the world we can change for the better.”— Tony Dungy

  45. "The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus." — Bruce Lee

  46. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.” — Michael Jordan

  47. “Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that.” — Ellen Degeneres

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

  49. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”Judy Garland

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

  51. "Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same." — Carlos Castaned

  52. "Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from." — Seth Godin

  53. "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose." — Dr. Seuss

  54. "Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein." — H. Jackson Brown Jr.

  55. "Do or do not. There is no try." — Yoda

  56. "When writing the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen." — Harley Davidson

  57. "There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them." — Denis Waitley

  58. "A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes." — Mahatma Gandhi

  59. "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

  60. "If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours." — Ray Kroc

  61. "You are not your resume, you are your work." — Seth Godin

  62. "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." — Charles Darwin

  63. “Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” Michael Scott, The Office

  64. “If we can challenge convention, we can solve any problem.” — Josh Valman

  65. “If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my axe.” Abraham Lincoln

  66. “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” — Seneca

  67. “If you did the work you’re avoiding, you’d have the results you want.” Mel Robbins

  68. "When you change your thoughts, you change your world." Norman Vincent Peale

  69. "The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat." Lily Tomlin

  70. “Keep your face to the sun and you cannot see the shadows.” Helen Keller

  71. “First principle: never to let one’s self be beaten down by persons or by events.” Marie Curie

  72. “Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” Kevin Kruse

  73. “Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

  74. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” Amelia Earhart

  75. "Well done, is better than well said.” Benjamin Franklin

  76. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” Jim Rohn

  77. “Let me fall if I must fall. The one I become will catch me.” — Sheryl Sandberg

  78. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
    Alice Walker

  79. “Think of many things, do one.”— Portuguese proverb

  80. “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” — John C. Maxwell

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

  82. “You can have results or excuses. Not both.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger

  83. “Someday is not a day of the week.” — Janet Dailey

  84. “If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.”
    — Anita Roddick

  85. “Don’t lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don’t have a career. You have a life.” — Cheryl Strayed

  86. “Always deliver more than expected.” — Larry Page

  87. “In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.” — Les Brown

  88. “You have the power in your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” — Marcus Aurelius

  89. “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe

  90. “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

  91. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” — Karen Lamb

  92. “Light tomorrow with today.” — Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  93. “Make each day your masterpiece.” — John Wooden

  94. “You get to decide where your time goes. You can either spend it moving forward, or you can spend it putting out fires. You decide. And if you don’t decide, others will decide for you.”
    —Tony Morgan

  95. “Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only make.” — Corita Kent

  96. “It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life.”
    — Jean-Luc Picard

  97. “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.”
    — Ann Landers

  98. “Forget the past and live in the present hour.” — Sarah Knowles Bolton

  99. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” — Muhammad Ali

  100. “There’s no abiding success without commitment.” — Tony Robbins

  101. “Don’t justify your dreams, execute on them.” — Gary Vaynerchuk

  102. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” — Japanese proverb

  103. “It’s our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” — J. K. Rowling

  104. “The essence of self-discipline is to do the important thing rather than the urgent thing.”
    — Barry Werner

  105. “Work harder on you than everyone else and you will become unusually successful.”
    — Dani Johnson

  106. “You win by effort, by commitment, by ambition, by quality, by expressing yourself individually but in the team context.” — José Mourinho

  107. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
    — Will Rogers

  108. “Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.” — Robert Hall

  109. “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.” Louis Pasteur

  110. “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” — Salvador Dali

  111. “I need not wait for I have the power to choose my own destiny.” — Og Mandino

  112. “Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.” — Helena Rubinstein

  113. “You were hired because you met expectations, you will be promoted if you can exceed them.” — Saji Ijiyemi

  114. “It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.” Lou Holtz

  115. “Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine.” – Alan Turing

  116. “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” — Zig Zigler

  117. “If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.” Buddha

  118. “You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.” Henry Ford

  119. “The secret of getting ahead, is getting started.” Mark Twain

  120. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle

  121. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” Jimmy Johnson

  122. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, I’m possible!” Audrey Hepburn

  123. "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude.” —Thomas Jefferson

  124. “Genius is born—not paid.”Oscar Wilde

  125. “Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.” Ralph Marston

  126. “It’s life. You don’t figure it out. You just climb up on the beast and ride.” Rebecca Wells

  127. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” Babe Ruth

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

  129. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” Dr. Robert Schuller

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

  131. “Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.” Patrick Suskind

  132. “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”
    Thomas Jefferson

  133. “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” Mark Twain

  134. “Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect.” Luther Campbell

  135. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt

  136. “Becoming is better than being.” Carol Dweck

  137. “You can worry about the competition…or you can focus on what’s ahead of you and drive fast.” Jack Dorsey

  138. “The expert in anything was once a beginner.” Helen Hayes

  139. “It’s your job to become the person you’re meant to be.” — Mel Robbins

What are your favorite motivational quotes for Monday mornings? Share yours in the comments below!

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