The Welsh club currently sit ninth on the Premier League table on 37 points and Monk is eager to reach the 40-point milestone, which usually wards off any chance of relegation, with a win over third-bottom Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday.
"Of course it's a big motivation," he said. "I think we have to use that type of stat as a motivation to go on and do well.
"It's an extremely tough game at the weekend, it's not going to be easy at all, but the motivation and the drive has to be for that outcome.
"It's a tough place to go and hopefully we match them and can show our quality which is tough.
"I said at the start of the season to the boys, it'll never be easy, it's never going to be easy, but hopefully we can get there sooner rather than later."
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