There is no shame in needing motivational quotes to get you through a week. Work can be hard. It can feel overwhelming, frustrating and just plain boring at times. If you find yourself struggling and needing a little pick-me-up, check out these five quotes to help you kick start your motivation.


“Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.” -Lou Holtz

Holtz does an excellent job at boosting the reader’s confidence. He eloquently reminds us how much power we have in our day to day lives. We can harness our talents, motivate ourselves, and maintain a positive attitude along the way. We have the opportunity to take our future in our hands even  if it’s only in small ways. Remember, when you’re having a tough week. Focus on the things you can control.


“You get to decide where your time goes. You can either spend it moving forward, or spend it putting out fires. You decide. And if you don’t decide, others will decide for you.” -Tony Morgan

This quote serves as an excellent reminder to keep pushing forward through difficult times. There will always be things that pop up and get in your way, but when you focus on the end goal, you can always get through it. Don’t let anyone else dictate how you spend your time.


Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude.” -Thomas Jefferson

This quote speaks to the power of having a positive mindset. Your head space can make or break you in terms of success. Complaining is easy. However, it takes thought, gratitude and humility to find things to appreciate and be thankful for. Practice abundance, and be thankful. You’ll be surprised how much happier you become.


“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” -Arthur Christopher Benson

Benson gives us a gentle reminder to check in with ourselves with this quote. If you are having a rough day or week, try taking inventory of your feelings. We can be completely unaware of how toxic our own thoughts are at times. It’s important to recognize when we’re thinking negatively so we can redirect our energy in more productive ways.


“The questions isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me.” -Ayn Rand

This quote reiterates the fact that we can accomplish anything we set our minds to. Don’t wait around for permission and don’t let anyone stand in your way. If you have a goal, make it happen.


Sometimes you have to be your own cheerleader to get through life’s ups and downs. Keep your chin up! Maintain a positive attitude, stay motivated and do what it takes to make your dreams come true.