We know, weekends are great, whether you’re having fun with your friends or simply use the time to rest. But do we really have to hate Mondays that much?

Sure, it might be harder to start your engines on a Monday morning, but think of all the time you lose worrying that a new week is about to start when you should actually be happy about it. Instead of using Mondays as a reminder that the weekend has passed, use them to plan an awesome and productive week.

For an extra energy boost, check out our Monday motivation quotes. Let them to take off some of the pressure you might feel when your alarm goes off. And by all means, share them with everyone around you.

They say every day is a privilege so why treat this one differently? Monday is a new day, not a bad day. So roll your eyes as much as you want, but don’t be pessimistic and ruin your day before it even started.

Here are 30 Monday motivation quotes to start your day with enthusiasm:

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

Begin the week with momentum and you’ll look back with great satisfaction on all you achieved.


SKIP PRICHARD

The sun himself is weak when he first rises; and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.


CHARLES DICKENS

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.


ARTHUR ASHE

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

Either you run the day or the day runs you.


JIM ROHN (more Jim Rohn quotes)

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

I’ve learned it’s important not to limit yourself. You can do whatever you really love to do, no matter what it is.


RYAN GOSLING

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

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.


GEORGE LORIMER

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This should be the spirit every Monday. Know that something good will always happen.


GABRIEL GARCÍ­A MÁRQUEZ (more Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes)

It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.


CONFUCIUS

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.


OG MANDINO

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today.


NOLAN BUSHNELL

Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.


LEO BUSCAGLIA

Your regrets aren’t what you did, but what you didn’t do. So I take every opportunity.


CAMERON DIAZ

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.


OSCAR WILDE

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.


THOMAS JEFFERSON (more Thomas Jefferson quotes)

Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.


FRANCIS OF ASSISI

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

A year from now you may wish you had started today.


KAREN LAMB

Everything you want is on the other side of fear.


JACK CANFIELD

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.


SHERYL SANDBERG

Work to become, not to acquire.


ELBERT HUBBARD

The future depends on what you do today.


MAHATMA GANDHI (more Mahatma Gandhi quotes)

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.


WALT DISNEY (more Walt Disney quotes)

There is a winner in you. You were created to be successful, to accomplish your goals, to leave your mark on this generation. You have greatness in you. The key is to get it out.


JOEL OSTEEN (more Joel Osteen quotes)

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.


STEPHEN COVEY

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.


ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL (more Alexander Graham Bell quotes)

Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.


DALE CARNEGIE (more Dale Carnegie quotes)