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Mondays can often feel like a challenge; with the start of a new workweek and the end of the weekend, it's easy to feel unmotivated and uninspired. However, with the right mindset and encouragement, you can turn your Mondays into a day full of possibilities and opportunities.

That's why we've compiled a list of powerful and uplifting quotes from some of the world's most successful and inspiring people to help you start your week on the right foot. From business leaders to athletes, philosophers to artists, these quotes will give you the motivation and drive to tackle whatever challenges come your way.

So, let's begin this week with a positive mindset and the inspiration we need to achieve our goals. Get ready to be motivated and empowered with our collection of Monday motivational quotes!

70 Monday Motivation Quotes to Start Your Week off Right

1. I don't like to gamble, but if there's one thing I'm willing to bet on, it's myself.— Beyonce

2. You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.— Maya Angelou

3. Life is a fairytale starring you. You can write your own story and be the hero of it, too.— Joelle Speranza, author, blogger and entrepreneur

4. Someday is not a day of the week.— Denise Brennan-Nelson, author

5. I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.— Serena Williams

6. If you're serious about changing your life, you'll find a way. If you're not, you'll find an excuse.— Jen Sincero, author and coach

7. Each time you make a good decision or do something nice or take care of yourself; each time you show up to work and work hard and do your best at everything you can do, you’re planting seeds for a life that you can only hope will grow beyond your wildest dreams. Take care of the little things—even the little things that you hate—and treat them as promises to your own future. Soon you’ll see that fortune favors the bold who get sh*t done.— Sophia Amoruso, #GirlBoss author

8. I didn't get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.— Estée Lauder

9. Don't give it five minutes if you're not going to give it five years.— Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex

10. My experiences remind me that it's those black clouds that make the blue skies even more beautiful.— Kelly ClarksonRelated: Tuesday Quotes

11. Whatever it is that you think you want to do, and whatever it is that you think stands between you and that, stop making excuses. You can do anything.— Katia Beauchamp, co-founder and CEO of Birchbox

12. Sometimes, no matter how much people care about you, they won’t always understand or support your vision—and that's perfectly okay. It's yours for a reason, so dare to swim against the current in pursuit of whatever it is you dream of. In the end, you will find there's no greater success than achieving what you believe in and make happen on your own.— Anixia Rodriguez, founder of La Sirène

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, author of Eat, Pray, Love

14. The most effective way to do is to do it.— Amelia Earhart15

15. If you want to be a successful in this world, you have to follow your passion, not a paycheck.– Jen Welter, first female NFL coach

16. In this life, to earn your place you have to fight for it.— Shakira

17. Done is better than perfect.— Sheryl Sandberg, CEO of Facebook

18. Don't ask if your dream is crazy, ask if it's crazy enough.— Lena Waithe

19. Being your true self is the most effective formula for success there is.— Danielle LaPorte, author

20. My business philosophy is that you have to work harder than everybody else. I always tell my kids and they're like, 'Yeah, we know you work hard.' I'm like, 'No, it's not just that I work hard. I put in harder work than everybody else. I work harder and harder and harder and harder. When everybody is sleeping, I'm doing more.' It's just a relentless pursuit of creativity.— Jennifer Lopez

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

22. 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

23. I have the same goal I've had ever since I was a girl. I want to rule the world.— Madonna

24. 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

25. Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.— Lolly Daskal, executive coach and author of Lead From Within

26. Know this one great truth: you are in control of your own life.— Rachel Hollis, author of Girl, Wash Your Face

27. People might think you can turn creativity on and off, but it's not like that. It just kind of comes out. A mash up of all these things you collect in your mind. You never know when it's gonna happen, but when it does … it’s like magic. It’s just that simple and it’s just that hard.

— Gwen Stefani

28. Forget about what you have to do for a second. How do you want to be for today?— Jane Scudder, certified coach and founder, The New Exec

29. Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.— J.K. Rowling, author and creator of Harry Potter series

30. No one ever slows her agenda.— Rhonesha Bing, Emmy-winning journalist, founder and CEO of HerAgenda

31. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.— Anais Nin

32. Don't be afraid to get no's, make mistakes and fail multiple times. That's gonna give you a thicker skin to follow your passion and your own road!— Naya Rappaport, yoga instructor, entrepreneur and influencer

33. Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.— Ruth Bader Ginsburg

34. If you're not making some notable mistakes along the way, you're certainly not taking enough business and career chances.— Sallie Krawcheck, Founder and CEO of Ellevest

35. You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.— Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal

36. In order to succeed, you can't be afraid to fail. Just do it and don't let anybody tell you you can't.— Faith Hill

37. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.— Beverly Sills, operatic soprano

38. Every day brings new choices.— Martha Beck, life coach and author

39. It's not the lucky ones who succeed. It's the ones who decide to go after what they really want.— Shaina Leis, life coach

40. 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

41. When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.— Audre Lorde, author and poet

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

43. There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.— Ella Wheeler Wilcox, author

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

45. Never take no personally. Sometimes people tell you no for a reason that has nothing to do with you. You must keep going.— Sofía Vergara

46. Spend time thinking about what matters to you and what you find to be meaningful. Invest in those things. It’s wonderful when you can live your life in accordance with your own values rather than what other people tell you you should want. Leave everything else behind because it really doesn’t matter if it doesn’t bring you joy. — Tasha Cochran, banking attorney, YouTuber and lifestyle blogger at One Big Happy Life

47. Have a dream, chase it down, jump over every single hurdle, and run through fire and ice to get there.— Whitney Wolfe Herd, CEO of Bumble

48. So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard. — Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr

49. Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.

— Stephanie LaHart, author and motivational speaker

50. Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want. — Ken Poirot

51. 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

52. Mondays are the start of the work week which offer new beginnings 52 times a year! — David Dweck Change your thoughts and you change your world. — Norman Vincent Peale

53. Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream. — John LennonOut of difficulties grow miracles. — Jean de La Bruyère Woman's Day/Getty Images

54. What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

55. Let each man exercise the art he knows. — Aristophanes Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. — Bryant McGill

56. The biggest thrill wasn’t in winning on Sunday but in meeting the payroll on Monday. — Art Rooney Woman's Day/Getty Images

57. Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen — that stillness becomes radiance. — Morgan Freeman

58. Someday is not a day of the week. — Denise Brennan-Nelson

59. If you want to be successful in this world, you have to follow your passion, not a paycheck. — Jen Welter

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

61. When you start to do the things that you truly love, it wouldn’t matter whether it’s Monday or Friday; you would be so excited to wake up each morning to work on your passions. — Edmond Mbiaka

62. 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

63. The future depends on what you do today. — Mahatma Gandhi

64. Monday is for people with a mission. Those who favor vacations, not weekends. — Cristina Imre

65. May your coffee be strong and your Mondays be short. — Unknown Woman's Day/Getty Images

66. A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at. — Bruce Lee

67. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. — Aristotle

68. You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. — Maya Angelou

69. Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. — Farrah Gray

70. Either you run the day or the day runs you. — Jim Rohn

71. Don’t ask if your dream is crazy, ask if it’s crazy enough. — Lena Waithe

Key takeaways

As we come to the end of this week's Monday Motivational Quotes blog, we hope these inspiring words have given you the boost you need to take on your week with confidence and determination. Remember that no matter what challenges you may face, you have the strength and resilience to overcome them.

Bookmark this page and come back next week for more motivational quotes to help you stay on track and reach your goals. And, if you ever need extra encouragement, just remember the wise words of these inspirational figures who have gone before us.

As we sign off, we want to remind you to keep pushing yourself, keep striving for greatness and keep believing in yourself. With a positive mindset and a little bit of motivation, there's nothing you can't achieve. So go out there and make this week your best one yet!

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