43 Motivational Quotes to Start Your Day

43 Motivational Quotes to Start Your Day

May 07, 2019

"You can do it!"

When's the last time someone said that to you? In the daily grind, you might not always receive words of motivation from your managers because they get pushed to the wayside as calls and meetings pile up.

So, think of this list as your personal cheerleader. It's ready to help start your day right and make it one you're proud of.

Today, you'll succeed in connecting with that hard-to-reach prospect. Today, you'll close that complex deal. Today, you'll go from being a good manager to a great one.

Today is the day. So, grab your coffee and check out these quotes!


1. "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing -- that's why we recommend it daily." -Zig Ziglar

2. "Someday is not a day of the week." -Denise Brennan-Nelson

3. "Hire character. Train skill." -Peter Schutz

4. "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." -Steve Jobs

5. "Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman -- not the attitude of the prospect." -W. Clement Stone

6. "Everyone lives by selling something." -Robert Louis Stevenson

7. "If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will." -Bob Hooey

8. "The golden rule for every businessman is this: Put yourself in your customer's place." -Orison Swett Marden

9. "If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way." -Napoleon HillMotivational quote by Napoleon Hill

10. "The best leaders are those most interested in surrounding themselves with assistants and associates smarter than they are. They are frank in admitting this and are willing to pay for such talents." -Antos Parrish

11. "Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins." -Edith Wharton

12. "Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else." -J.M. Barrie

13. "Without a customer, you don’t have a business -- all you have is a hobby." -Don Peppers

14. "To be most effective in sales today, it's imperative to drop your 'sales' mentality and start working with your prospects as if they've already hired you." -Jill Konrath

15. "Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, 'Make me feel important.' Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life." -Mary Kay Ash

16. "It's not just about being better. It's about being different. You need to give people a reason to choose your business." -Tom Abbott

17. "Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art." -Andy Warhol

18. "Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment." -Stephen Covey

Motivational Quotes for Every Day

Weeks can feel long and bog you down, and it can be tough to stay motivated. We’ve all been there and sometimes we just need a boost. I’ve got just the thing for you -- here are quotes for each weekday to keep you going while you work.

Motivational quotes for Monday

Monday is the day to set yourself up for success throughout the entire week. Check out these quotes about initiative to get you started on the right foot.

19. "Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far." -Gary Vaynerchuk

20. "Working hard for something we don't care about is called stressed; working hard for something we love is called passion." -Simon Sinek

21. "I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done." -Lucille BallMotivational quote by Lucille Ball

22. "I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it." -Estée Lauder

23. "Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later." -Og Mandino

Motivational quotes for Tuesday

You’re in the swing of things now. Here are a few quotes about overcoming challenges for some Tuesday inspiration.

24. "The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead." -Bette Davis

25. "Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new." -Brian Tracy

26. "Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." -Joshua J. MarineMotivational quote by Joshua J. Marine

27. "Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning." -Robert Kiyosaki

28. "How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?" -Seth Godin

Motivational quotes for Wednesday

Whoa, you’re halfway there! Take a look at these quotes about perseverance for the motivation you need to work through the Wednesday afternoon slump.

29. "Energy and persistence conquer all things." -Benjamin Franklin

30. "Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th." -Julie Andrews

31. "Grit is that ‘extra something’ that separates the most successful people from the rest. It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality." -Travis BradberryMotivational quote by Travis Bradberry

32. "Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure." -George Eliot

33. "The secret of joy in work is contained in one word -- excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it." -Pearl Buck

Motivational quotes for Thursday

You’re in the final stretch of the week. These quotes about success are sure to power you through until the weekend.

34. "Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success." -Dale Carnegie

35. "Action is the foundational key to all success." -Pablo Picasso

36. "The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." -Ayn RandMotivational quote by Ayn Rand

37. "Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil." -J. Paul Getty

38. "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will." -Vince Lombardi

Motivational quotes for Friday

It’s Friday, or should I say Fri-yay! Pat yourself on the back for the hard work you’ve put in all week. Here are some determination quotes to help you cross the finish line.

39. "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." -Henry Ford

40. "It is your determination and persistence that will make you a successful person." -Kenneth J Hutchins

41. "You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them." -Shonda RhimesMotivational quote by Shonda Rhimes

42. "Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way." -Abraham Lincoln

43. "Done is better than perfect." -Sheryl Sandberg

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