Monday Motivation Quotes for a Great Start of The Week 67

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Too many people dread Mondays, hoping for the weekend to last longer so that they can yet again escape the reality of everyday life.

You may have found a way to make the workweek pleasant (you own a business, are a freelancer, do work you enjoy, have funny colleagues, etc.) Or you may be working on that.

Whatever the case, until you get to a life on your own terms, where Mondays will be just another fantastic day on the calendar, you’ll need to make an effort and keep it positive.

You may not be in control of many of the areas in your life, but what you can control is your reaction to what life gives you and your attitude towards it.

At any moment you’re choosing whether to accept things as they are and be happy with them, or wish for something else and complain about your current situation.

So this Monday morning I suggest you give the positive approach a try. That can happen by actually looking forward to the beginning of the week, welcoming Monday, appreciating what you already have and making the most of it.

In case that’s hard for you, here are some motivational Monday quotes that can help you get in the right mood to have a happy start of the day, and even the whole week.

Monday Motivation Quotes

1. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas A. Edison

Monday has a pretty ordinary face, we all know that. But it’s our job to find meaning in it, to see the inspiration in the air, to feel the abundance there is in the world, and – most importantly – to make things happen by taking chances.

Open your eyes for the opportunities around you. They are indeed everywhere, you just need to be ready and say yes when they show up.

This will not only lead to positive Mondays for the rest of your life, but at any moment you may be doing something that may turn your whole life around.

2. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius

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That’s one of the Monday motivation quotes dedicated to those working a job they don’t like. In fact, that’s the top reason why people hate Mondays.

The average person works for someone he doesn’t like doing things that are making his boss rich, spending 8 hours a day in an unpleasant working environment with negative people around, invests a lot of the rest of his time in commuting, isn’t paid as much as he’d like, has no vision as there’s nothing much that can happen at this job, and so on.

It’s normal for all that to lead to stress, depression and finding no joy in your days. But you’re not born just to pay bills and die.

Here’s what it takes to start doing work you love and completely change the way you live:

  1. Choose something you care about, are good at and for which people would pay – here’s a passion test to see if you’ve found your true calling.
  2. Start doing it on the side first – check out the top earning side job.
  3. Make sure you’ve defined a problem people struggle with and what you do offers a solution.
  4. Do it for free to build your portfolio and gain experience.
  5. Build your personal brand, be everywhere online and connect with people.
  6. Leverage the power of the Internet – here are 4 ways to start making money online.
  7. Dedicate all your free time to your passion project until you start making an income.
  8. When it exceeds you current one, leave your job and never look back.

It may take a long time, but it’s worth it. Because once you start working for yourself doing something you love, you won’t need Monday motivation quotes to get you pumped up. You’ll already be up and running in the early hours every Monday, but this time it will be because you want to.

3. The beginning is the most important part of the work. – Plato

Starting is what’s difficult. Once you do it, once you just pick the first item on your to-do list and get to work, you build momentum and can easily keep going.

So keep that in mind this Monday morning to avoid overthinking, negative thoughts and regrets.

Related: The Art of Getting Started

4. What you are will show in what you do. – Thomas A. Edison

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Every action you take, word you say and even thought that goes on in your mind shapes who you become, how you affect the world around you and other people’s lives.

So take it more seriously and become a role model.

Why have a sad face on Monday morning, when you can be the most energetic person, knowing you’re working on your goal to get ahead in life, having a positive attitude and inspiring others to do the same?

Try that for a change.

5. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha

If there’s one thing Monday motivation quotes aim to teach you, it’s to be mindful of the present moment and enjoy it. That’s how you make the most of each, and eventually that’s how your whole life goes.

Instead of being negative right now thinking about how nice the weekend was or planning the next one, come back to this moment and try to experience it. Let go of random thoughts, find the beauty around you, see the opportunities we mentioned. That’s a form of meditation, really. You start living consciously but you do it in small steps. First, you give it a try on Monday morning when nothing seems to be positive.

You let go of comparing, judging, expecting, thinking about past and future. And what’s left is you, this day and your current task. Then, you have no other choice but to focus (now it will be easier to concentrate for longer), complete this task and do it well. You’ll feel accomplished, will see a better side of the work by looking at things from another perspective, and will be positive about all that.

Soon, you’ll love Mondays.

6. I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. – Arthur Rubinstein

Show love and that’s what you’ll get in return.

You’ll have the same Monday morning, but your attitude will be changed, you’ll be a happy person now without needing to change anything on the inside.

How great is that?!

Think of these Monday motivation quotes every now and then, especially in the beginning of the week. Give them a try, they are a way of living and thinking, not just inspirational sayings.

What other ways do you know to stay motivated on Monday?

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10 Things Uber Successful People Do in the Morning 15

10 Things Uber Successful People Do in the Morning

Who doesn’t want to be successful? Whatever our purpose in life may be, we want to achieve success with it. Although success is usually perceived as career growth, it also encompasses personal growth. These two things go together.

So what can we do to reach the personal and professional growth of uber successful people? Maybe we can imitate some of their habits. Their morning rituals, in particular, set the pace of the day.

Did you know that the way you start your mornings affects your entire day?

You probably felt that, but guess what: science proves it as a fact, too.

In a study called “Waking up on the wrong side of the bed: start-of-workday mood, work events, employee affect, and performance,” researchers found that whatever the mood of workers was during the morning, they preserved it throughout the entire day.

So if you start off in a good mood, you have greater chances of having a great day. That’s why morning routines are so important.

Let’s learn from the ultra successful people, shall we? How do they start their mornings?

What The Most Successful Do in The Morning

1. Spend Time with the Partner.


As we said, success is not only about professional achievements. It also means having the right person by your side.

Take Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan as an example. They are both crazy successful, and they are definitely happy to have each other.

Waking up next to the person you love makes every morning special. Appreciate that moment. Have a coffee together. Talk. Be glad you’re there for each other.

2. Mindfulness.

Yes; mindfulness is a habit.

Successful people are always busy. Can you imagine a hectic morning with dozens of urgent email messages, business partners calling, and the kids yelling? And they are still in their pajamas! That’s why they practice mindfulness.

Researchers from The University of Sydney found that mindfulness reduces work-related stress and improves the mood at work. That’s why successful people always seem ready to deal with any situation.

So how do you practice mindfulness in the morning?

Just wake up. Take few deep breaths. Be aware of the present moment. Be aware of the responsibilities the day ahead will bring. Relax, and tell yourself that you’re ready.

3. Plan the Day.

A good plan will set you on the right track.

Plan your tasks for the day in the morning. When you have such an outline, it will be easier to handle all responsibilities. You’ll know you’ll have time for all tasks.

If you realize there’s not enough time, you should plan how to outsource. If, for example, you cannot complete a business report, you can hire assignment masters to write or edit it for you.

4. Exercise.

I know; it’s a cliché. However, it’s also an activity that works.

Physical exercise makes you fitter, but it also makes you happierWhen you’re done with your morning exercise ritual, you feel at ease, and things start to clear up.

Most successful people exercise. Hillary Clinton does yoga. Obama works out for 45 minutes six days per week. Mark Cuban does cardio fitness. Follow their example!

5. Practice Patience.

Too many things ahead? If your schedule is busy, you’ll be eager to get things done ASAP. The morning is the period of the day when you should practice patience. Relax.

You already made a plan. There’s time for everything. You’ll get through the day. For now, cherish this precious moment of morning relaxation.

6. Juice Up.

How to Win The 9-to-5 Battle by Staying Healthy at Work

It’s no wonder why so many celebrities are into the latest juice detox trend. Healthy juices give you valuable nutrients and make you feel more energized.

Have a different juice every single morning. Sure, the juicer will take some cleaning after, but the juice will certainly give you enough energy for that.

7. Eat Breakfast.

You saw this coming, didn’t you?

Uber successful people know that the breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s even better when it’s healthy.

Yes; the juice can be your breakfast, but it won’t make you feel full for long. If you don’t intend to have a standard breakfast, pack some fruit for work. A banana and an apple are mandatory!

8. Hydrate.

Have a glass of water as soon as you wake up. Hydration is essential for the way your entire system functions.

9. Be With the Right People.

In Tools of Titans, author Timothy Ferriss refers to a so-called “five chimps theory” in zoology. According to that theory, you can predict the behavior of any chimp if you analyze the five chimps they usually hang out with.

There’s a lot of wisdom in that theory. When you surround with nervous people, you’re nervous, too. When you surround yourself with positive characters, you reflect good vibes, too.

The first people you contact in the morning will set the mood for your day. Choose them carefully.

10. Celebrate Achievements.

When you wake up with a positive mindset, you’ll boost your chances of spending a good day.

Instead of thinking about all obstacles ahead, you should take time to think about all achievements you’ve made towards your current goals. This appreciation will convince you that you’re on the right track.

When we sum things up, all these morning habits of the ultra successful people seem pretty simple, don’t they?

However, it takes tons of persistence and commitment to stay true to them. Start by making small steps. Pick few of these activities and repeat them every day, until they turn into habits.   

Cathy Baylis is a personal growth expert who writes insightful articles that motivate and challenge others. She has worked as a writer for a little over a decade now, and owns several blogs that she updates on her free time.