35 Motivational Sales Quotes

We hope these motivational sales quotes are ones that motivated you into action and help keep your thoughts positive. Remember every no brings you closer to a yes in sales. 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
    Procrastination Quotes



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



  3. Sales are not always about the money. It is about offering real value ... that is what gives many businesses the luxury of longevity and good reputation. Giovanni Ferrari, How To Get Power
    Motivational Quotes



  4. 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
    Believe Quotes



  5. In Sales, true contentment comes only if your customer says you delivered more than you promised.
    Chander Shekhar Sibal, 10X Your Sales Effectiveness Now
    Motivational Poems



  6. 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
    Creativity Quotes



  7. No one likes to admit it, but we all know that sales is a numbers game. Good things happen when talented salespeople get in front of prospective customers.
    Mike Weinberg, New Sales. Simplified
    Positive Quotes



  8. 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
    Success Poem



  9. Salespeople fail when they can’t execute the fundamentals.
    S. Anthony Iannarino
    Failure Quotes



  10. 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
    Problem Solving Quotes



  11. Rejection, a person who is a success in sales understands how to handle this. They keep their attitude positive and keep moving forward.
    Sam Fickinsen
    Rejection Quotes



  12. To be successful today, your sales process and sales development strategy must align with the way your prospects think (often called the buyer’s journey).
    Trish Bertuzzi, The Sales Development Playbook
    Positive Thoughts



  13. 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
    Decision Quotes



  14. 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
    Optimistic Quotes



  15. 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
    Poems of Encouragement



  16. 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
    Positive Poems



  17. 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
    Challenge



  18. 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
    Poems About Winning



  19. Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
    Sam Levenson
    Never Give Up



  20. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
    George Addair
    Short Inspirational Quotes



  21. 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
    Experience



  22. The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
    Mark Twain
    Dare To Be



  23. 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
    Leadership Qualities



  24. 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
    Don't Quit Poem



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



  26. Quality performance starts with a positive attitude.
    Jeffrey Gitomer
    Attitude Quotes



  27. Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
    Thomas Jefferson
    Actions Speak Louder Than Words



  28. Failure is the necessary fuel to ignite the engine of success.
    Robert Rivers
    Poems About Failure



  29. 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
    Difficult Times



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



  31. 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
    Courage



  32. 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
    Poems About Life



  33. 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
    Success Quotes



  34. 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
    Self Doubt Quotes



  35. I've never seen a football game or a baseball game won without sweat, dedication, and perseverance. Are sales goals any different?
    Byron R. Pulsifer
    Poems About Goals

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