Finding motivation on a Monday morning can be nearly impossible, even when you're drinking your morning cup of coffee.
But what you do every day is extremely important, no matter if you're a stay at home parent or a business owner. Every day, you're grinding it out into the early mornings and late nights.
That was the inspiration behind our Labor Day Mug set, released earlier this year. The set is a nod to the hardworking people who rise and grind every single day. You deserve a coffee break.
To get you through your Monday, we wanted to share some of our favorite #GRINDITOUT quotes to inspire you. Grind It Out is where Death Wish Coffee lives — fueling you where you need to go every day.
Drink some coffee and get shit done
"The first thing I do is turn the coffee machine on. A typical day is just to work till you're done. To successfully fix a problem, that's pretty rewarding, but like I say, you can only be happy about that for a minute because the next day you go to work there's going to be another problem so you can't rest on your laurels. I've learned to accept that that's part of the business and embrace it." -Mike Gentile, farrier
Never stop learning
"It's a long process. You never really stop learning. I think some people grasp that concept. Some people don't. Sure, you can be obviously very experienced and established and know what you're doing, but there's always going to be a curve ball. You do have to keep learning and progressing on that level, otherwise I think you start to put up a roadblock or a mental block and say, "No, that's not going to work. That's not possible. Trust me, I've tried to do it before. It's not going to happen." And then nothing happens." -Eric Penderleith, carpenter
Do what you love every day
"I'm here six days a week. This is my home right here, my second home. This is really all I know, and this is what I love to do. I came to the gym when I was like five-and-a-half, six-years-old. Boxing was a place where I knew I could always come, no matter what happened. The door is always open at the boxing gym. So that kept me contained a little bit, 'cause I knew I could always come here." -Tyrone Jackson, boxing coach
[Watch: Boxing Coach Tyrone Jackson Never Sleeps]
Taking care of yourself is vital to achieving your dreams
"I want to write, I want to act, I want to do radio. I want to do everything. You don't have to completely drain yourself and that's a lesson I'm really learning. And whether it's on the radio or writing. If you're depleted, you have no creativity. You've got nothing to give. But hard work is just pushing that little bit more, because, over time, that will add up. The extra mile is never crowded. That's what hard work means to me." -Bethany Watson, former co-host of Elvis Duran and the Morning Show
Never be scared to step up to a challenge
"A kid I worked with said 'I dare you to open for my band on three weeks notice, and I probably would have never started a band if it wasn’t for that challenge. A few months later we played our first crowd that didn’t know us and the rest is history."-Musician and Entrepreneur Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys
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