7 Quotes With Insight on How to Inspire Your Most Productive Week Ever

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Some weeks are harder than others to get through but that doesn’t mean you can’t still make some major headway.

Meditating on the words of a good quote every morning can serve to frame your state of mind for the day ahead. It can help you to crush your daily goals and manage any challenges that may arise throughout the week.

Here are 7 quotes to take with you each day this week.

Sunday

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”

–H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Preparation is key. There is no doubt about that. The stage of preparation is when all our thoughts align and we plot each step of the course we plan to take. An even when things don’t go to plan, it’s easier to shift back on to the route you mapped out.

Sunday is a great day to plot your course. It’s most likely when you’re relaxed and refreshed to hit the ground running tomorrow.

Monday

“Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now…”

-Bradley Whitford

We might be tempted to wait for that one miracle that we are so sure is going to change our lives. But miracles don’t happen without action. Sitting back, doing nothing to contribute to your future is a virtual guarantee of stagnation. Fight the temptation to wait for your miracle to come and instead, take small moves each day. Each time creeping closer and closer towards your next success.

Tuesday

“I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything… at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.”

-Dan Millman

Timing is everything. There are 24 hours in each day, 168 in a week. Plan accordingly. Be ambitious but realistic in what you aim to accomplish and pace yourself.

Wednesday

“Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.”

-Pauline Kael

Wednesday is all about perseverance. This might be the day when your energy levels are low and you feel like you need to drag yourself to the finish line. If this is you then check this post to get the low down on how to turn your day around.

This is a good day to really dwell on the reason why you’re giving it your all. Stick your reason somewhere visible so you can be reminded of it each and every day.

Thursday

“…The path to great things is filled with a lot of stumbles, suffering, and challenges along the way. But if you have the right attitude and know that hard times will pass — and you get up each time — you will reach your destination.”

-Jonny Kim

This is a reminder that if you stumble, you can recover. All is not lost. It rarely is ever completely lost. Focus on picking yourself up. Acknowledge your weaknesses and where you fall short and aim to build on those.

Employ some stoic wisdom if you must and remember that life is never always going to run in your favour. Once you expect this, you can plan your reaction for when these times come by putting the right things in place today.

Friday

“If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride — and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.”

-Bear Bryant

Reflect on the week. Record your highs and note your lows. Congratulate yourself for the wins and use the lows as a stepping stone to aim higher next week. The victory is going to be so sweet.

Saturday

“Be bold, be brave enough to be your true self.”

-Queen Latifah

Take some time to relax, recoup and replenish your mental and physical state. Thank yourself for making it this far and look ahead with excitement for all that’s to come. Be grateful for who you are, be grateful that you are, well, you. For that is your superpower.

Go forth and be great!

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Susanna J

Susanna J

A Caribbean small-island millennial writing about life and improving it.