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61 Motivational Sales Quotes to Inspire Your Sales Team

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Before we list the 61 sales quotes, let’s picture something and understand why we require these quotes in the first place.

How do you picture a salesperson when you think of one? Is the person you picture sitting behind a desk all day talking to people or are they always out pitching?

Having to talk to people all day about a product or service, or sitting at a desk and answering their queries may appear like an easy job to some, but the amount of stress and negativity that come with this job rarely gets noticed.

Customer rage to rejection – salespeople have to deal with a great deal on a daily basis. Finding motivation can be challenging in such an environment.

We have collected some sales motivational quotes that serve as a reminder that we all face challenges and that those who keep trying not only get over every hurdle but also grow professionally and personally.

 

Inspirational Sales Quotes

  • “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill


  • “The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room.” – Frank Lucas


  • “A ferocious concentration and fanatical execution is what you need to finish strong.” – Gary Blair


  • “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

 

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  • “Great sales people [don’t] have the ability to feel sorry for themselves.” – Barbara Corcoran


  • “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino


  • “You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.” – Marian Wright Edelman


  • “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

 

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  • “Results come over time. Not overnight.” – Anonymous


  • “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”  – Thomas Edison

 

  • “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

 

  • “If you don’t run the day, the day will run you.” – Jim Rohn


  • “Comfort and growth cannot coexist.” – Ginni Rometty

 

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  • “What differentiates sellers today is their ability to bring fresh ideas.” – Jill Konrath


  • “Don’t watch the clock, do what it does, keep going!” – Sam Levenson


  • “Become the person who would attract the results you seek.” – Jim Cathcart


  • “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

 

Motivational Sales Quotes

  • “Everything you’ve ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear.” – George Addair


  • “There’s always something to suggest that you’ll never be who you wanted to be. Your choice is to take it or keep on moving.” – Phylicia Rashad


  • “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” – Jennifer Lopez


  • “Do not focus on numbers. Focus on doing what you do best.” – Cassey Ho


  • “I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” – Madam C.J. Walker


  • “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins


  • “Change before you have to.” – Jack Welch


  • “The harder you work the luckier you get.” – Mike Adenuga


  • “Big shots are just little shots that keep shooting.” – Christopher Morley


  • “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” – Sheryl Sandberg


  • “The successful warrior is an average person with laser-like focus.”– Bruce Lee


  • “Cherish forever what makes you unique, cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes.” – Bette Midler


  • “Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives.” – Daniel Pink


  • “You can’t give up! If you give up, you’re like everybody else.” – Chris Evert


  • “Confidence is 10% hard work and 90% delusion.” – Tina Fey


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  • “You can never be certain that people will like you. If anyone likes you at all, that’s already something!” – Chelsea Handler


  • “The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.” – John Madden


  • “Life is short; it’s up to you to make it sweet.” – Sadie Delany


  • “There is so much creativity in brokeness. Brokeness will make you figure it out.” – Issa Rae


  • “Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible!'” – Audrey Hepburn


  • “Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln


  • “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” – Shirley Chisholm


  • “The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance, and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.” – Oprah Winfrey

 

Sales Team Motivation Quotes

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  • “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

 

  • “Prospecting – find the man with the problem.” – Ben Friedman


  • “Today is always your most productive day of the week.” – Mark Hunter

 

  • “Every challenge offers an opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

 

  • “The most unprofitable item ever manufactured is an excuse. Don’t sit back and take what comes. Go after what you want.” – John Mason

 

  • “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak

 

  • “Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

 

  • “Quality performance starts with a positive attitude.” – Jeffrey Gitomer

 

  • “We become what we dwell on.” – Oprah Winfrey

 

  • “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” – Vince Lombardi

 

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  • “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser

 

  • “It is not your customer’s job to remember you. It is your obligation and responsibility to make sure they don’t have the chance to forget you.” – Patricia Fripp
  • “If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” – Joe Namath

 

  • “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together, and great things are not something accidental, but must certainly be willed.” – Vincent van Gogh

 

  • “It’s not the blowing of the wind that determines our destination, it’s the set of the sail.” – Jim Rohn

 

motivational sales quotes

  • “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins

 

  • “Most people think “selling” is the same as “talking”. But the most effective salespeople know that listening is the most important part of their job.” – Roy Bartell

 

  • “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine


  • “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman, not the attitude of the prospect.” – William Clement Stone


  • “You cannot be made to feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

 

  • “Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.” – Les Brown

Wrap Up

It’s not uncommon for salespeople to deal with tremendous stress every day, but it is rarely discussed. Every reader might resonate with different quotes on this page, but the goal is simply to start the search for a mantra that resonates with you the most. Understanding whether you or your sales team is suffering from extreme stress is extremely important. Encourage open communication in order to make sure everyone is able to voice any difficulties they face. Along with self-help, it is also vital to work together.

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