by Ryan Hart | Updated on May 29, 2019 | Post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
What’s the easiest way to start your day feeling energized and awake, besides drinking coffee?
For me, it’s reading a positive quote of the day.
On days when I don’t feel like getting out of bed and need an extra push, I pull out my phone and read one of these inspiring quotes.
I instantly feel more motivated, excited, and passionate about my purpose in life.
Let me tell you, it’s an amazing feeling.
If it’s fine with you, I would love to give you that same gift to start your day.
Ready to learn my favorite quotes?
Let’s get started!
Below you’ll find 31 inspiring quotes to read in the morning before you start your day.
Join me in this challenge to read one positive quote each day for 31 days in a row.
At the end of the month, leave a comment below and let me know how it improved your morning routine.
“People Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change The World, Are The Ones Who Do.” –Rob Siltanen
“Remember, the moment you accept total responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you claim the power to change anything in your life.” ― Hal Elrod, The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life Before 8AM (Get the Audio Book)
“Nobody who ever accomplished anything big or new or worth raising a celebratory fist in the air did it from their comfort zone. They risked ridicule and failure and sometimes even death.” ― Jen Sincero, You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life (Get the Audio Book)
“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.” ― Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich (Get the Audio Book)
“For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.” ― Michelle Obama, Becoming
“God has perfect timing, and it's highly possible that by not being where you thought you should be, you will end up exactly where you're meant to go.” ― Rachel Hollis, Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be (Get the Audio Book)
“The devil will give up when he sees that you are not going to give in.” ― Joyce Meyer, Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind (Get the Audio Book)
“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” ― Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (Get the Audio Book)
“God is life. God is life in action. The best way to say, "I love you, God," is to live your life doing your best. The best way to say, "Thank you, God," is by letting go of the past and living in the present moment, right here and now. Whatever life takes away from you, let it go. When you surrender and let go of the past, you allow yourself to be fully alive in the moment. Letting go of the past means you can enjoy the dream that is happening right now.” ― Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (Get the Audio Book)
“The common people and the great men and women are all defined by how they deal with life’s unfairness: Helen Keller, Nelson Mandela, Stephen Hawking, Malala Yousafzai, and—Moki Martin. Sometimes no matter how hard you try, no matter how good you are, you still end up as a sugar cookie. Don’t complain. Don’t blame it on your misfortune. Stand tall, look to the future, and drive on!” ― William H. McRaven, Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World (Get the Audio Book)
“Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.” ― Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Get the Audio Book)
“Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.” ― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (Get the Audio Book)
“I DECLARE I am special and extraordinary. I am not average! I have been custom-made. I am one of a kind. Of all the things God created, what He is the most proud of is me. I am His masterpiece, his most prized possession. I will keep my head held high, knowing I am a child of the most high God, made in his very image. This is my declaration.” ― Joel Osteen, I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life (Get the Audio Book)
“Start calling yourself healed, happy, whole, blessed, and prosperous. Stop talking to God about how big your mountains are, and start talking to your mountains about how big your God is!” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential (Get the Audio Book)
“Your life is in your hands. No matter where you are now, no matter what has happened in your life, you can begin to consciously choose your thoughts, and you can change your life. There is no such thing as a hopeless situation. Every single circumstance of your life can change!” ― Rhonda Byrne, The Secret (Get the Audio Book)
"Most of us have more potential than we will ever develop. What holds us back is often a lack of courage.” ― Gary Chapman, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate (Get the Audio Book)
“Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it's often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.” ― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are (Get the Audio Book)
“God's Word is the Truth. And His Truth says you are a holy and dearly loved child of your heavenly Father. You are wonderfully made. You are a treasure. You are beautiful. You are fully known by Him and lavishly loved by Him. You are chosen. You are special. You are set apart. No matter what you’ve done or what’s been done to you, these words of God are true about you.” ― Lysa TerKeurst, It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered (Get the Audio Book)
“Everybody in the world is seeking happiness—and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn't depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.” ― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People (Get the Audio Book)
“At the end of the day, the enemy is going to be sorry he ever messed with you. You’re about to become his worst nightmare a million times over. He thought he could wear you down, sure that after a while you’d give up without much of a fight. Well, just wait till he encounters the fight of God’s Spirit in you. Because . . . This. Means. War.” ― Priscilla Shirer, Fervent: A Woman's Battle Plan to Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer (Get the Audio Book)
“We all need small sparks, small accomplishments in our lives to fuel the big ones. Think of your small accomplishments as kindling. When you want a bonfire, you don’t start by lighting a big log. You collect some witch’s hair—a small pile of hay or some dry, dead grass. You light that, and then add small sticks and bigger sticks before you feed your tree stump into the blaze. Because it’s the small sparks, which start small fires, that eventually build enough heat to burn the whole f*cking forest down.” ― David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds (Get the Audio Book)
“For your own good, for the good of your family and your future, grow a backbone. When something is wrong, stand up and say it is wrong, and don't back down.” ― Dave Ramsey, The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness (Get the Audio Book)
“Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” ― Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad (Get the Audio Book)
“If you want to help the poor, demonstrate to them that they can become rich; prove it by getting rich yourself.” ― Wallace D. Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich (Get the Audio Book)
“Do whatever brings you to life, then. Follow your own fascinations, obsessions, and compulsions. Trust them. Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear (Get the Audio Book)
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist (Get the Audio Book)
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” ― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment (Get the Audio Book)
“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” ― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie (Get the Audio Book)
“Those who have a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how'.” ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning
“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love (Get the Audio Book)
“It’s through giving that we receive; it’s through acts of kindness directed toward others that our immune systems are strengthened and even our serotonin levels increased!” ― Wayne W. Dyer, The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way (Get the Audio Book)
And now I’d like to hear from you.
Which of these quotes of the day was your favorite?
Is there a positive quote I should include in this list?
Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.