20 Quotes to Transform Your Monday from Mundane to Motivational

No matter how much you may love your job, Monday mornings can always feel a bit mundane. That is, without the proper headspace. 

To transform your work into one of positivity, encouragement, and action, the Guide to Graduate team has compiled our favorite quotes to put you in a motivated mindset to take on the week ahead. Save them, print them, write them down–whatever helps keep you inspired! 

  1. “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.”
    Robert Collier
  2. “Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs.”
    Farrah Gray
  3. “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
  4. “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.”
    Albert Einstein
  5. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
    Maya Angelou
  6. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. “Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don’t do it.”
    Mark Cuban
  8. “It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.”
    Warren Buffett
  9. “Abandon anything about your life and habits that might be holding you back. Learn to create your own opportunities. Know that there is no finish line; fortune favors action. Race balls-out toward the extraordinary life that you’ve always dreamed of, or still haven’t had time to dream up. And prepare to have a hell of a lot of fun along the way.”
    Sophia Amoruso
  10. “Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.”
    Barack Obama
  11. “Life is an obstacle course. You succeed at one thing and then you move on to the next. When an obstacle is tough, you try harder. When an obstacle is insurmountable, you change course. But you never sit down and refuse to finish.”
    Bethenny Frankel
  12. “Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world … if you do so, you are insulting yourself.”
    Bill Gates
  13. “I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better. I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.”
    Elon Musk
  14. “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”
  15. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
    Walt Disney
  16. “The future depends on what you do today.”
    Mahatma Gandhi
  17. “I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will be met with unexpected success in common hours.”
    Henry David Thoreau
  18. “Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for doing it.”
    Katharine Whitehorn
  19. “Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.
  20. “If you want to be a true professional, do something outside yourself.”
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Do you have a quote that inspires you? Share it with the GTG community in the comments! 

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