37 Motivational Sales Quotes

Salespeople are not successful unless they are able to handle rejection. The one sale may be on its way to closing but that has probably meant that your many other calls, or visits, or emails have resulted in no more than frustration.

The real challenge to effective sales is to be able to overcome the usual "no's" in order to get to the "yes's". Discouragement is not your friend but perseverance and determination make positive companions.

Rejection, by the way, is not owned by a salesperson; it has also been the ever- present challenge of some of the greatest business people, inventors, and states people all throughout history. To name just a few, think about Thomas Edison, for example, and how many times he failed on his way to invent the lightbulb. Or, how about Abraham Lincoln and his path of defeat that he overcame to become President of the United States. In fact, failure was their greatest teacher. To learn what doesn't work is of great value on the climb to success.

If you feel that you are experiencing obstacles, turn to these inspiring and motivational quotations to help give you a needed boost to keep moving forward.
  1. Over thinking leads to procrastination; action leads to results.
    Byron R. Pulsifer


  2. You can't convince anyone to do anything unless you believe wholeheartedly in what you are doing, or what you are saying, or what you are selling.
    Theodore W. Higgingsworth

  3. In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.
    David Ogilvy

  4. Lasting success is built with the stuff on the inside—who you are and who you want to become, why you sell, and what legacy you intend to leave.
    Todd Duncan

  5. Personally, I believe that a customer relationship is the result not the cause of successful selling.
    Jeb Blount


  6. Salespeople fail when they can’t execute the fundamentals.
    Mike Weinberg, New Sales. Simplified

  7. Before someone will own a product, he (of course) has to buy it. Before he will buy it, he has to want it. Before he will want it, he has to be aware of how it will solve his problem. To do that, the prospect has to have his attention directed to the features and benefits of the product . . .
    Mike Kaplan, Secrets of a Master Closer

  8. In order to sell effectively, you have to be able to ask for and obtain commitments.
    Anthony Iannarino, The Only Sales Guide You'll Ever Need

  9. Enthusiasm is by far the highest paid quality on earth, probably because it is one of the rarest; yet, it is one of the most contagious. If you are enthusiastic, your listener is very likely to become enthusiastic, even though you may present your ideas poorly.
    Frank Bettger

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  10. If you want to take your sales to the next level, you must first figure out how to take your self to the next level—because it only happens in that order.
    Hal Elrod,
    The Miracle Morning for Salespeople

  11. I wasn’t acquiring new clients by being pushy or manipulative. I was winning them because I was trying to help them. I understood the challenges they faced and was trying to help them solve their problems.
    Anthony Iannarino, The Lost Art of Closing

  12. The secret of a winning life, which includes a productive and purposeful sales career, has and will always be based on your character. The process of getting the life and career you want is found in the principles of integrity, honesty, dignity, contribution, faith, repetition, patience, quality, excellence, effort, and service.
    Todd Duncan

  13. Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
    Sam Levenson

  14. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
    George Addair


  15. The ultra-high sales performer is acutely aware that the emotional experience of buying from them is far more important than products, prices, features, and solutions. They know that to sell value, they must be valuable, and they must earn the right, through human relationships, to teach, offer insight, or challenge.
    Jeb Blount

  16. The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
    Mark Twain

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  17. Whatever your personality, you can intentionally choose your leadership style. This is one of the most important choices you will make as a leader, and it will have a profound impact on the success and well-being of the people you lead.
    Sylvia Melena

  18. The mindset by which you approach the sale will determine its outcome more than any other element of the selling process. Frame of mind and mindset. Friendly, smiley, enthusiastic, positive, confident, self-assured, likeable, and prepared beyond nervous. It's in your head, way before it's in your wallet.
    Jeffrey Gitomer, Jeffrey Gitomer's Sales Bible

  19. Quality performance starts with a positive attitude.
    Jeffrey Gitomer


  20. Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
    Thomas Jefferson

  21. Failure is the necessary fuel to ignite the engine of success.
    Robert Rivers

  22. The small pieces of huge boulders that you see behind me are the very obstacles that I trampled on my way to the top of the mountain.
    Rory R. Cuphist

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

  24. Well done is better than well said.
    Benjamin Franklin


  25. But you know what? Maybe, it’s high time that you awaken your inner child again—and start believing in positive things once more.
    Dylan J Cameron

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  26. ... there are moments when passion can provide instant courage, physical strength and mental toughness beyond measure.
    Dale L. Roberts

  27. Many confuse courage with fearlessness, but the courageous are actually very intimate with fear and have moved through it to the other shore.
    Barbara Bonner

  28. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
    Wayne Gretzky


  29. I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance?
    Jill Konrath

  30. A man with beliefs is equal to a thousand with interests.
    John Stuart Mill

  31. A weak spirit does more harm than a weak body.
    Balthasar Gracian

  32. The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.
    Michelle Obama

  33. Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
    Jawaharial Nehru


  34. Our belief at the beginning of an undertaking is the one thing (now, get that, the one thing), that ensures the successful outcome of the venture.
    William James

  35. Consider the postage stamp. Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
    Josh Billings

  36. We hold ourselves back in ways both big and small, by lacking self-confidence, by not raising our hands, and by pulling back when we should be leaning in.
    Sheryl Sandberg

  37. I've never seen a football game or a baseball game won without sweat, dedication, and perseverance. Is a life goal any different?
    Byron R. Pulsifer




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