By Amelia Bartlett

15 Inspirational Morning Quotes & Journaling Prompts


Write them in your journal, hang them on your wall.

Do you need a little inspiration to get you going in the morning?

It can be hard to get going in the morning. Some days it feels nearly impossible. We all need a little help to get moving every once in a while.

These inspirational morning quotes will help you stay focused on your priorities all day long.

Visual reminders to inspire every day

We have all walked through home decor stores and seen cute, sometimes kitschy wall-art that has a quote plastered across it. Something like, “Live, laugh, love.” or “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.”

We’re hoping these inspirational morning quotes make an impact that’s just a little deeper.

Every time you see a quote that inspires you, it may make you have a certain thought, feeling, or action. You may smile. You may remember someone you care about. You may feel a surge of confidence in your heart. You may even remember that you’re working on something important and that the destination is worth the journey.

How to make the most of these inspirational morning quotes

Quotes are most impactful when you interact with them regularly. As they become familiar to you, you’ll likely begin to see them from a different perspective. They may inspire you to examine how they make you feel, or how you make others feel.

Trying incorporating quotes into your personal practices, artistic endeavors, and mindfulness journey.

  • Write them in beautiful lettering in your journal.
  • Display them in your home or office.
  • Write one on a sticky note and affix to your mirror.
  • Share and discuss them with a friend.
  • Use them to start a team meeting.
  • Meditate on them as a mantra.
  • Use them as prompts in your journal.

How do you like to use quotes in your life? As you develop new ways to interact with inspiring words, keep in mind that sharing these ideas with others will enrich their experience as well. Share quotes with your friends and loved ones, ask to discuss them, and consider how they benefit from engaging with inspiring words on a regular basis.

15 inspirational morning quotes

  1. “Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it.” Robbie Gass
  2. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein
  3. “It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” Somerset Maugham
  4. “If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” Erica Jong
  5. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.” Helen Keller
  6. “A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.” Albert Szent-Gyorgi
  7. “I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.” Louise Hay
  8. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” Dolly Parton
  9. “Opportunities multiply as they are seized.” Lao Tzu
  10. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” Robert Schuller
  11. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot
  12. “Make each day your masterpiece.” John Wooden
  13. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” Karen Lamb
  14. “Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” Meister Eckhart
  15. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” Henry Ford

Journaling prompts to help you dig deeper

At first glance, you could simply write the quote at the top of your page and free-write whatever comes to mind. You may read a quote and think of a personal experience or see it relating to a current goal. The words may inspire you to research the originator of the quote and write about them and their impact on you.

Or, if you’re wanting to dig deeper, try applying any of these journaling prompts to the above quotes – or any quotes you find in the future.

  • How could I see this quote materializing in my life today?
  • Who does this quote remind me of and what about them do I find most inspiring?
  • What three things could I do to epitomize this quote in my life?
  • Where has the inspiration or materialization of this quote (or its concept) been present in my life before? What was that time like and how do I see its effects now?
  • Who would I be if I lived through this quote for 30 days?
  • What am I holding back or holding onto that keeps me from experiencing the full inspiration of this quote in my life right now?
  • Where do I see these words being most relevant in my life? In my family, my home, my work, my creativity?
  • What resistance or skepticism does this quote bring up in my mind? Why might these feelings be coming up right now?
  • What action does this quote inspire and how could I make it a reality?

When formulating your own prompts, consider: who, what, when, where, why, and how.

Ask yourself open-ended questions that result in inquiry and curiosity. Question what your life and reality could look like if the wisdom you’re reading where present in your life. Imagine what could be possible if you took the influence of wise words and applied it to your plans.

Quotes are a valuable source of inspiration and are best when shared! Enjoy more inspirational morning quotes shared throughout the week on our Instagram.