120 Motivational Wednesday Quotes (+ My Favorite 5 Tips for Midweek Motivation)

It’s Wednesday. Middle of the week.

And you may need some motivation to keep moving and to push and power through this Wednesday morning and the last few days of this work week.

So in this post I've put together 100+ of the best motivational Wednesday quotes.

Thoughts on a positive mindset, on recharging your motivation and on keeping taking action to reach your goals for the week and step by step move closer to your biggest dreams too.

Plus, I've also added my 5 favorite tips for midweek motivation in the second part of the post.

I hope you’ll find something helpful and uplifting here.

And if you need more inspirational quotes for your Wednesday afternoon then I recommend checking out this post filled with positive energy quotes and this one with many motivational quotes on knowing your worth.

Motivational Wednesday Quotes

101 Wednesday Quotes to Help You Power Through the Rest of the Week

“To some, it’s Hump Day. To us, it’s Wednesday’s getting its ass kicked and Thursday just asking Friday to switch places.”
Dwayne Johnson

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
Zig Ziglar

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”
Dale Carnegie

“Wednesdays will always bring smiles for the second half of the week.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

“When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.”
John Wyndham

“What’s in a Wednesday?
You! That’s who!
Happy Wednesday. ”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
Richard Branson

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.”
Wayne Dyer

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
Michael Jordan

“Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.”
Zig Ziglar

“Home may be where the heart is but it's no place to spend Wednesday afternoon.”
Walker Percy

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
John R. Wooden

“Wednesday: Halfway to the weekend! Enjoy your day!”

“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.”
Abraham Lincoln

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”

“Keep Calm. It’s only Wednesday. We still have 2 more days to go.”

“Wednesday is a day to help others celebrate life. You and only you are accountable for what you extend and give to others. One smile not only increases your value but it gives joy to each person you meet.”
Byron Pulsifer

“On Wednesday, when the sky is blue,
and I have nothing else to do,
I sometimes wonder if it’s true
That who is what and what is who.”
Winnie the Pooh

“Half the week is over. Make a small celebration of that today to up your motivation for last few days until the weekend.”

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
C.S. Lewis

“Hard work compounds like interest, and the earlier you do it, the more time you have for the benefits to pay off.”
Sam Altman

Uplifting and Inspirational Wednesday Quotes

“Someday is not a day of the week.”
Denise Brennan-Nelson

“One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren't enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.”
Viggo Mortensen

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”
M. Scott Peck

“The only way out is through.”
Carl Jung

“Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.”
Will Rogers

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”
Conrad Hilton

“We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.”
John Newton

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”
Henry Ford

“The primary reason for failure is that people do not develop new plans to replace those plans that didn't work.”
Napoleon Hill

“All I ask is one thing, and I'm asking this particularly of young people that watch: Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism. For the record, it's my least favorite quality — it doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen. I'm telling you, amazing things will happen.”
Conan O’Brien

“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There is no traffic jam along the extra mile.”
Roger Staubach

Motivational Wednesday Quotes for Your Morning

“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.”
Lemony Snicket

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
Arthur Ashe

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
Mark Twain

“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.”

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”
Jim Rohn

“Think of many things; do one.”
Portuguese proverb

“Now that your eyes are open, make the sun jealous with your burning passion to start the day. Make the sun jealous or stay in bed.”
Malak El Halabi

“Every morning brings new potential, but if you dwell on the misfortunes of the day before, you tend to overlook tremendous opportunities.”
Harvey Mackay

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”
George Horace Lorimer

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”
Theodore Roosevelt

“You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind.”
Irish Proverb

“Each morning is the open door to a new world – new vistas, new aims, new tryings.”
Leigh Mitchell Hodges

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
Zig Ziglar

“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”

”Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.”
Brian Tracy

“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”
Dalai Lama

“Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.”
James Allen

“To learn something new, you need to try new things and not be afraid to be wrong.”
Roy T. Bennett

“Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
Lolly Daskal

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.”
Helen Keller

“If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”
Jim Rohn

“I was thinking one day and I realized that if I just had somebody behind me all the way to motivate me I could make a big difference. Nobody came along like that so I just became that person for myself.”

“Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.”
Charles F. Kettering

“We become what we think about.”
Earl Nightingale

“When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren't the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation.”
Arsene Wenger

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
Maria Robinson

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
Karen Lamb

Happy Wednesday Quotes

“Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.”
John Barrymore

“Happy Wednesday! You are who you are; be happy with what you are called to do. Do not pretend to be like someone else for your gifts are unique to help lead you to the success as only you can define. Have a good day.”
Byron Pulsifer

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”
Carlos Castaneda

“Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.”
John Henry Jowett

“Happy Wednesday Fam! Dream big, live courageously, communicate honestly, be mindful, act with kindness, and spread love today and every day!”
Tracey Edmonds

“The abbreviated exam week meant that Wednesday was the last day of school for us. And all day long, it was hard not to walk around, thinking about the lastness of it all.”
John Green

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”
Albert Ellis

“Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.”
Mary Lou Retton

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

“Wednesdays were the best thing about Atlantis. The middle of the week was a traditional holiday there. Everyone stopped work and celebrated the fact that half the week was over.”
Walter Moers

“If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.”

“I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives.”
Dalai Lama

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”
Frederick Keonig

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
Mother Teresa

“If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.”

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”
Helen Keller

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his/her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time.
If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.”
Andy Rooney

“Happy Wednesday! Cast your love to all, trust in the team to which you are joined, and do not do wrong to others for your own self gratification.”
Byron Pulsifer

“Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.”
Maxim Gorky

“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.'
If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.”
Chinese Proverb

“The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.”
Andre Maurois

“There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.”
Anthony de Mello

“The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us greatest delight.”

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see in truth that you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
Kahlil Gibran

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
George Bernard Shaw

“The best thing in life aren’t things.”'
John Ruskin

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.“
Groucho Marx

“Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.”
William Feather

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy.”
Leo Buscaglia

“Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.”
Leo Tolstoy

Funny Quotes for Your Wednesday

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
Zig Ziglar

“When people refer to ‘Back in the Day,’ it was a Wednesday. Just a little fun fact for you.”
Dane Cook

“Nothing screws up your Friday more than realizing it's Wednesday. Wednesdays are like Mondays in the middle of the week!”
Lee Fox Williams

“Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.”
Jack Handey

“If all our national holidays were observed on Wednesdays, we could wind up with nine-day weekends.”
George Carlin

“Every time you feel yourself being pulled into other people’s drama, repeat these word: Not my circus, not my monkeys.”
Polish Proverb

“Keep calm, it's hump day Wednesday.”

“A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, ‘At my age, I don’t even buy green bananas.'”
Claude Pepper

“On Wednesday afternoons I could be practically anything.”
Kit Williams

“A failure is like fertilizer; it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future.”
Denis Waitley

“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.”
Tom Clancy

“You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.”
Ethel Barrymore

“I may be a living legend, but that sure don't help when I've got to change a flat tire.”
Roy Orbison

“A Wednesday with no rain is a dry hump day.”
Demetri Martin

“When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.”
Will Rogers

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.”
Theodore Roosevelt

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
Groucho Marx

“You can always tell when a man's well informed. His views are pretty much like your own.”
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?'”
Sydney J. Harris

“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?”
George Carlin

“I have noticed that even people who claim everything is pre­determined and that we can do nothing to change it look before they cross the road.”
Stephen Hawking

“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.”
Miles Kington

“I saw a study that said speaking in front of a crowd is considered the number one fear of the average person. Number two was death. This means to the average person, if you have to be at a funeral, you would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy.”
Jerry Seinfeld

“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.”
George Carlin

“You know, some people say life is short and that you could get hit by a bus at any moment and that you have to live each day like it’s your last. Bullshit. Life is long. You’re probably not gonna get hit by a bus. And you’re gonna have to live with the choices you make for the next fifty years.”
Chris Rock

“Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.”
Dale Carnegie

“It’s always darkest before the dawn. So if you’re going to steal your neighbor’s newspaper, that’s the time to do it.”
Navjot Singh Sidhu

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”
Winston Churchill

“Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.”
William James

“Facebook just sounds like a drag, in my day seeing pictures of peoples vacations was considered a punishment.”
Betty White

“Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are.”
Will Ferrell

I hope all of these motivational Wednesday quotes and good thoughts will help you to make the rest of today a great day and the rest of your week a good one too.

My 5 Favorite Tips for Midweek Motivation

1. Start small (or tiny if that’s what works right now).

If a task or project seems too big or daunting to you then make it easier on yourself and easier to get started with by breaking it down into smaller steps.

Steps that take only 5-10 minutes each to complete and that feel very manageable to you.

Then get started on that first step to start moving forward.

This simple habit has saved me more times than I can count from getting lost in procrastination and I find that if I just get started with one small step my motivation to keep going quickly reignites and that makes the next few steps easier to take and make them feel more fun to do too.

And if breaking a task down into such small steps still lands me in procrastinating then I break the task down into tiny steps. Steps that only take 1-2 minutes to get to done.

And then I do that first tiny step. The important thing is to get started no matter how you actually do that.

2. Remind yourself of the most important whys.

The next time when your motivation is low and just want to stay in bed, hang out on the couch or procrastinate at work or in school by scrolling some social media then you’ll be glad if you did this today:

Take a couple of minutes and write down your top 3 reasons for why you’re doing this work at your job, in school or in your business.

Then put that physical note where you cannot avoid seeing it the next time you have a motivational slump. Like for instance in your work space, on your bedside table or on your bathroom mirror.

This will get you back on track and give you a motivational boost when you need it the most.

3. Play music.

This is one of the easiest ways to boost my motivation. I take just a 10 minute break and play some upbeat music that inspires me and refuels my motivation.

Or if I am doing some tasks that are easier and simpler than writing then I may listen to music while doing those tasks to get a similar boost.

But I do find that the combo of taking a break to recharge while listening to that music works the best to renew myself and to find a more motivated point of view again.

4. Let motivation from others flow into your mind and body.

This is another easy one that quickly helps to renew motivation.

Let the motivation, enthusiasm and positive energy from other people flow into your mind.

I often do that nowadays by reading a chapter or two in an inspiring book or by watching uplifting videos on Youtube for 10-20 minutes. Or by talking to someone that has a lot of positive energy.

5. Make it a friendly competition.

If you’ve got a boring task to do then a friendly competition can be a simple way to boost motivation and get the task all the way to done.

You can make it into a competition with a friend, co-worker or family member and if you like to add a small price get some extra motivation for the two of you like for example a free ice cream or a can of soda for the person that wins.

Or you can compete with yourself. See if you can do a task faster than the last time you did it – while still doing a good job – to get some motivation flowing. I sometimes like to add a small price for myself in this situation too to add a bit of additional motivation.

Want more of my own favorite Wednesday motivation tips and habits? Have a look at Wednesday Motivation: 20 Tips to Help You Through The Midweek Slump.

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  • susan plagge

    Wonderful. I laughed out loud, swore, cried, said way to go and shared!

  • MOHAMED Imran

    Thank you Sir for sharing qoutes

    Appreciate your time and concern

  • Oh, Henry, Thanks for being so entertaining and real! You made my day! Anna

  • Fergus

    Great quotes, really enjoyed them!

  • Prasad Hegde

    Thank you for sharing qoutes! Great quotes.

  • Tina

    This is great and a good time for them especially needed confidence ones too

  • Anonymous

    thanks for the motivational reminders – how easily I forget!

  • Thank you so much for this article.

  • Great mix of quotes Henrik.
    I didn’t know there were so many about Wednesday.
    Uplifting as always.
    Jason Andrew

  • Thank you so much for this article.

  • I love C.S. Lewis’s quote. I always try to work on two projects to become more productive.

    Lewis’s few words make me more energized. Thanks for this Wednesday motivation.