Happy Monday! Every now and again we all need some motivation – especially during this time of year when we are consumed with holidays, time off and spending it with family and friends. So if you’re needing a pick me up this week – here are 20 quotes to save, post, and fire up your Monday.

If you’re needing some motivation to believe in yourself:

1. “If you hear a voice within you say, ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced”. – Vincent Van Gogh

2. “It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by then I was too famous.” – Robert Benchley

If you’re having trouble taking action:

3. “Often any decision, even the wrong decision, is better than no decision”. – Ben Horowitz

4. “‘Now’ is the operative word. Everything you put in your way is just a method of putting off the hour when you could actually be doing your dream. You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating”. – Barbara Sher

5. “Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, what do I want to do every day for the rest of my life…Do that.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

6. “Worry is a misuse of imagination.” – Unknown

7. “You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.” – Leymah Gbowee

If you’re needing a push:

8. “Keep improving your skills, and educational qualifications and you will greatly improve your odds of success either in your current work environment or in a new endeavor”. – Catherine Pulsifer

9.  “We must focus on purposes instead of just setting goals, for long-term vision is what keeps us from being frustrated by short-term failure.” – Dan Clark

10. “Becoming is better than being”. – Carol Dweck

If you’re just not feeling it:

11. “Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, ‘I’m not going to make it’, but you laugh inside remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.” – Charles Bukowski

12. “There are so many people who have lived and died before you. You will never have a new problem; you’re not going to ever have a new problem. Somebody wrote the answer down in a book somewhere.” – Will Smith

If you’re looking for some humor:

13. “We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know”. – W. H. Auden

If you thrive on tough love:

14. “Your income right now is a result of your standards, it is not the industry, it is not the economy.” – Tony Robbins

15. “I’m bored” is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say “I’m bored.” —Louis C.K

16. “When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard’, I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?'” – Sydney Harris

If you’re in need of a reality check:

17. “Stop saying you’re fine; Discover a more powerful you.” – Mel Robbins

18. “At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all.” – Ann Landers

19. “Years ago, in a motivational seminar by the master, Zig Ziglar, I heard a story about how mediocrity will sneak up on you. The story goes that if you drop a frog into boiling water, he will sense the pain and immediately jump out. However, if you put a frog in room-temperature water, he will swim around happily, and as you gradually turn the water up to boiling, the frog will not sense the change. The frog is lured to his death by gradual change. We can lose our health, our fitness, and our wealth gradually, one day at a time. It might be a cliché, but that’s because it is true: The enemy of “the best” is not “the worst.” The enemy of “the best” is “just fine.”  – Dave Ramsey

20. “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” – Steve Jobs

 

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