30 New Week New Goals Quotes For A Great Start To Your Week

Are you looking for some inspirational quotes that can keep you motivated any day of the week? Maybe you are specifically looking for new week new goals quotes…

If you’re looking for a fresh start on your Monday morning, you’re in the right place!

This post is full of 30 of the best Monday motivation quotes that you will find on the internet so that you can pursue your own dreams and not only make today a great day, but make this week a great week!


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What is a Monday Mindset?

Having a Monday Mindset means that you are ready and determined to start the new week off with a focused, positive mindset.

When you start the week off with a focus and positive mindset, you are clear on your goals and are able to make a plan to get there.

Then, you are disciplined enough to put in the work that it takes to accomplish your goals.


How do I start a new week?

There are so many ways you can start a new week. One of the best ways you can start your new week is by reading the following motivational Monday quotes.

Each Monday and start of the week is a new opportunity to pursue your dreams and work toward your goals — these quotes will definitely get you motivated to do so.


1. “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” – Dalai Lama

When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thought that crosses your mind? Are you immediately thinking about checking social media or your to-do list, or are you thinking about how grateful you are for a new day?

How you start the day is up to you, but it can make a huge difference in the rest of your day if you consciously choose to think about something simple yet positive first thing in the morning.


2. “Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

I really like this mentality when it comes to dream chasing or pursuing your goals. Are you going to keep thinking about them, or are you going to finally take action and pursue them? The choice is yours!


3. “The sun himself is weak when he first rises; and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.” – Charles Dickens

I like this quote because it validates the fact that even though we might feel a little slow-moving in the mornings that we can gain energy as we get going to turn the day into something incredibly special.


4. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

When you don’t have a plan for your day, the day will unfold however it is meant to, and you likely won’t get as much done as you would’ve liked.

Being intentional about how you spend your day and what you do or work on is so important if you want to make sure you are moving closer to your goals, and not farther away from them instead.


5. “Mondays are the start of the work week which offer new beginnings 52 times a year!” – David Dwek

I love this mindset by David Dwek because it’s refreshing to think about new beginnings. We get so excited for the New Year because of how big and special it feels, but we can have a smaller dose of this feeling just by feeling the same about Mondays.

Mondays are new beginnings! Let’s view them as such and leave the past in the past.


6. “A bad day doesn’t mean a bad week or a bad month or a bad year.” – Anuj Jasani

So… you had a bad day? Even if it’s Monday, that doesn’t mean that the rest of your week has to be bad, too. It really is up to you to decide how you want to feel the rest of the week.

Are you going to feel as though the whole week is a wash because it started off poorly? Or are you going to do your best to turn it around?


7. “The middle of the week is a great time to reflect on what was done and still needs to be done before the end of the week.” – David Dweck

Even if the start of your week wasn’t as productive as you would’ve liked it to be, there is still so much time to get back on track.

Reevaluate in the middle of week and see if the work you put in at the beginning of your week has gotten you closer to your goals.

If not, refocus and prioritize what needs to get done in the rest of the week to ensure that you have a productive week.


8. “Never wait for tomorrow, what if tomorrow never comes?” – Elvis Presley

Is there a goal you feel so strongly about, but you keep putting it off?

Maybe you don’t feel like now is a good time to start pursuing it – maybe you have too many other responsibilities or you just don’t feel like you have the time.

The truth is, though, that you may never have enough time. You may just have to make it work with the time that is available to you now.

Get started today, even for just a few minutes, and see where that takes you. Waiting to start when there are ideal circumstances isn’t the best strategy – those ideal circumstances may never exist.


9. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

If I had a nickel for every time I created something that was not very good, but I decided to put it out in the world any way, I’d be really rich!

When you try, you get better at things. Just because you’re not where you want to be right now doesn’t mean you’ll never get there.

Oftentimes, you have to look a little silly or inexperienced in the beginning to eventually become a pro.


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10. “The future depends on what you do today.” – Mahatma Gandhi

There’s this quote I’ve heard that goes something like “If you want to know what your life will look like 5 years from now, tell me what your doing right now, every day”.

What we do right now is building our future, day by day. Is what you’re doing right now going to help you get to the kind of life that you really want? If not, start changing things up today.


11. “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 Embiaka

What’s that thing that you work on that doesn’t feel like work? That’s passion. Something that you love to do, and that you’d even choose to do in your free time.


12. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

Today is a new day. While sometimes life throws us blows that affect us for days (or even weeks or years) on end, there are certain things that you can dismiss much more quickly.

If it’s not going to matter five years from now, don’t spend more than a few minutes being upset about it. This is easier said than done, but it really isn’t worth it to keep thinking about it and letting it affect your day(s).


13. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson

Just because things didn’t exactly start out the way you wanted them to, doesn’t mean the ending can’t be better than you ever thought possible.

This mindset can be applied to a year (like with your new year’s resolutions), a month (like with your monthly goals) or even something as small as a day!

No matter how these things start, the ending can always be different if you want it to be.


14. “Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on but you keep going anyway.” – Ed Mylett

When you have a goal you really want to achieve, there will likely be times where you want to give up. Where you’re not sure if it’s worth it, or that you’re capable.

But in those moments where you think those things and you keep going any way – the strength that you build here is the real gift. To keep going is key.

The more you keep going even when you don’t want to or it feels hard, the better you’re getting at not giving up.


15. “The comfortable road will never lead you to the person you are destined to be in your life, never.” – Ed Mylett

Want to achieve your goals? Build your dream life? Then you’ve got to get out of your comfort zone. If you have a dream, that means it is possible for you.

Keep working toward that dream or that goal, but realize that it will not be easy. If it were easy, it wouldn’t be a goal of yours.


16. “Start before you’re ready. Don’t prepare, begin.” – Mel Robbins

I like this quote because instead of telling people to prepare, Mel Robbins suggests they actually begin. One can spend a lot of time preparing, and while this can feel really comfortable and safe, you aren’t truly taking action.

Maybe prepare a little bit if that’ll make you feel more organized or confident, but ultimately you need to take the leap and put yourself out there in order to conquer your fears and pursue your dreams.


17. “Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” – Roy T. Bennett

This is so key. If you’re not grateful for what you have right now, when you achieve your goal, you will just be wanting more, more, more. Nothing will ever be good enough.

Practice gratitude now so that when you do accomplish your goals you’re not just on a hamster wheel of achievement.


18. “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee

Goals don’t always have to be checked off the list and marked “complete” and you shouldn’t feel bad for not accomplishing a goal, either. Sometimes they are just guideposts.

No matter if we reach them or not, so long as we are aiming for them and working hard and intentionally, we will be moving toward them.

It may take a little longer to accomplish a goal than we’d like but at the end of the day, progress is so much more important than speed.


19. “If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.” – Seneca the Younger

Having a plan is key for your goals. If you don’t have a plan, and you’re not disciplined with that plan, and life throws you some curveballs, you will most likely be thrown off track.

If you don’t have a plan, how can you expect to get closer to your goal? Not having a plan means you’re not sure how you’re going to get to your goal.

Moral of the story: map out what you’re going to do to reach your goals.


20. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

The worst is when you had a thought to start on something, but you didn’t act on it for whatever reason, and then a few months or a year later you’re thinking to yourself, “I wonder where I’d be right now if I had just started when I thought about it the first time”.

Don’t put yourself through the pain of this – start today.


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21. “Pursue your goal. Opinions be damned.” – Stacy Verdick Case

Who cares what other people think? Seriously. This is YOUR life.

You do what you want. Let other people laugh or even doubt you – their opinion doesn’t matter.


22. “People who very vividly describe or picture their goals are anywhere from 1.2 to 1.4 times more likely to successfully accomplish their goals than people who don’t.” – Mark Murphy

If you want to be more likely to accomplish your goals, write them down!

Better yet, get super clear with your goals. Picture yourself as if you accomplished that goal. Where are you? Who are you with?

What are you wearing? What are you doing? Thinking at this level of detail, and then repeating these thoughts, is a great way to make yourself more likely to accomplish your dreams and goals, and also a great way to practice manifestation 🙂


23. “A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.” – Albert Einstein

Oftentimes, our Monday morning thoughts consume us and we are immediately focused on our goals for the upcoming week or our goals for our life ahead. While it is great to have a vision and to be aiming for the life we want for ourselves, it’s also important not to get too caught up in the future.

All we have is right now – and to be our happiest, it is best we focus on being as present as possible.


24. “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

When you put a lot of hard work into something, make sure it is something that you truly desire. There’s no use in pursuing something that doesn’t feel right to you — you’ll just end up somewhere you don’t want to be doing something you don’t really care about.


25. “What you’re thinking is what you’re becoming.” – Muhammad Ali

Whether you like it or not, the things you are focusing on most and working toward are the things that your life is most likely to become and evolve into. Is what you are constantly thinking about and working toward really what you want for yourself?

This is a deep question for a Monday but an important one for sure 🙂


26. “The big secret in life is there is no secret. Whatever your goal. You can get there if you’re willing to work.” – Oprah Winfrey

I love that Oprah Winfrey keeps things short and sweet here.

The only way that successful people have accomplished their goals is through great work and consistent hard work over time. If you’re willing to put in the work, you can accomplish great things.


27. “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” – Maya Angelou

I love motivational quotes like this. Imagine being so wrapped up in doing the things you love that people can’t take their eyes off you! That’s true passion.


28. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by doing the thing which you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

What is the thing that you are scared of most? Maybe it’s time to take a leap of faith to pursue what your heart is calling you to do. You may fail, but you also may succeed. And either way, you will likely gain strength, courage, and confidence in the process.


29. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

This quote is a great Monday morning reminder: when you envision the ideal life for yourself, what does that look like? Are you taking the steps now to get there? Or are you living someone else’s dream or working towards a life that you’re not really excited about?

Check in with yourself often on this, and if you’re not moving in the right direction for you, it’s time to make a change.


30. “If you hesitate to map out your future, to make a big plan or to set a goal, you’ve just gone ahead and mapped your future anyway.” – Seth Godin

This is such a great reminder. Whether you map out your future or not, you will end up somewhere inevitably.

You might as well map out the future that you want and aim for that so that you don’t end up somewhere you don’t want to be.


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