50 Motivational Quotes to Ignite Your Sales Drive in 2017-2018


Salespeople deal with ample amounts of negativity. For every deal they close, they face countless unanswered calls and emails, not to mention uninterested or even hostile prospects. It can be hard to power through all the “nos” on the road to a “yes.”


But you know who else has encountered rejection? Some of the greatest thinkers, leaders, and businesspeople of our time. And they didn’t just persevere through the hard times — failure is what made them succeed. The next time you feel your obstacles are overwhelming you, read through this list and internalize the ideas and inspiration.


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


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


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


4) “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” –Sam Levenson


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


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


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


8) “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” –Thomas Jefferson


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


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


11) “We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.” –George S. Patton


12) “Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” –Norman Ralph Augustine


13) “Change before you have to.” –Jack Welch


14) “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


15) “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” –Florence Nightengale


16) “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” –Zig Ziglar


17) “Well done is better than well said.” –Benjamin Franklin


18) “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” –Wayne Gretzky


19) “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


20) “There is always room at the top.” –Daniel Webster


21) “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” –Yogi Berra


22) “It’s not about having the right opportunities. It’s about handling the opportunities right.” –Mark Hunter


23) “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” –Napolean Hill


24) “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” –Vince Lombardi


25) “Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.” –Christopher Morley


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


27) “Outstanding people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission.” –Zig Ziglar


28) “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” –Henry Ford


29) “Trying is winning in the moment.” –Dan Waldschmidt


30) “Fall down seven times and stand up eight.” –Proverb


31) “If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” –Joe Namath


32) “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” –William James


33) “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” –Babe Ruth


34) “Lean in, speak out, have a voice in your organization, and never use the word ‘sorry.'” –Trish Bertuzzi


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


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


37) “Fortune favors the bold.” –Virgil


38) “Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts.” –Winston Churchill


39) “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” –John D. Rockefeller


40) “High expectations are the key to everything.” –Sam Walton


41) “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –Eleanor Roosevelt


42) “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” –John R. Wooden


43) “There is little success where there is little laughter.” –Andrew Carnegie


44) “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” –Albert Einstein


45) “What we dwell on is who we become.” –Oprah Winfrey


46) “It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results.” –Warren Buffett


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


48) “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” –Steve Jobs


49) “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” –Bruce Lee


50) “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” –Wayne Dyer