Most people find it Mondays to be the toughest part of the week. It’s so hard to get back in the swing of things after a long, restful weekend. I personally love Mondays. There’s always smiles to transform and ideas to get excited about.

Do you need a little help getting started today? No worries! We want to share five of our favorite quotes with you; hopefully they will turn your unmotivated Monday into a motivational Monday. These are the words that get me super excited to start my week and do BIG things!

“Perspective matters.”

This is a quote by Simon Sinek that I saw recently after a trip to my favorite place in America… Florida! It resonated with me because I had been so stressed before that trip, but after sitting on the beach for a few days, things looked (and felt) different. Sometimes you need a little perspective to sort out ideas or move away from stress. It can seem counter-intuitive to stop working on something when there’s so much to do, but I’ve learned that whitespace is absolutely necessary to grow.

“Hustle, but with heart.”

I don’t know who originally came up with this quote, but it really speaks to me, and it’s perfect for Motivational Monday. We can get so focused on our goals, it can be easy to forget the bigger picture. The “why” behind what we do. It’s so important to check in with your heart as you do your work. Does your task list align with what fuels your passion? Staying in touch with your values will help motivate you when you don’t feel motivated by the task itself.

“Leap and the net will appear.”

John Burroughs was a wise man, and this quote is one I live my life by. You can analyze and weigh out every decision until you’re blue in the face, but ultimately, you’re going to have to take a leap. You got into this business to do big things, and as awesome as it would be to be able to just write “do big things” in your planner, it doesn’t work like that. You’re gonna have to leap and have a little faith. Your net will appear and you will be SO glad you pushed yourself to go there.

“You don’t get what you don’t ask for.”

This quote by the OG #girlboss Sophia Amoruso is super motivating to me. You have to put your dreams into the universe. Whether you talk about it with your friends, family, and co-workers, write it down, or create a vision board, the first step to making a big goal a reality is speaking it. Once you put it out there, take a leap! Your net will appear 😉

“Stop stopping yourself.”

This is another one that I just happened to see and I don’t know who originally said it, but boy does it speak to me. As dentists, I think we can get in our own way a lot because we think, “that dream is too big/different/risky/bold. I should stay in my lane and just focus on doing what I do.” That kind of thinking will truly limit your impact on the world! Stop stopping yourself and instead, see what kinds of amazing things you can do!

Do you have any “Motivational Monday” quotes that you love? If you’re anything like me, you’ve got them hanging up at your desk, on your coffee mugs, and all over your Instagram feed. Share a few of your favorites with me in the comments! Let’s inspire each other to accomplish big things this week!