20 Quotes To Provide Instant Motivation

For most folks, motivation and Monday’s are mutually exclusive meaning the two cannot exist together at the same time. We all sometimes feel low-energy and unmotivated; it is just that some of us are better at re-finding our enthusiasm than others.

If you fall into that latter category and need some instant motivation for your Monday morning then here are 20 quotes to help get you on your way:

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison

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

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

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

“Either I will find a way, or I will make one.” – Philip Sidney

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller

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

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

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Henry David Thoreau

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” – Woodrow Wilson

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins

“You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.” – George Lucas

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” – Walter Elliot

“I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything… at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.” – Dan Millman

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What are some of your favorite quotes that help you stay motivated when times are hard? Please share in comments!

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – Certified Life Coach – Aspen, Colorado

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