If you think that a few lines of text will close deals and smash target for you, then you’re an idiot.
However the small, sharp pricks of inspiration and motivation a perfectly timed quote can give you are not to be underestimated.
When you need to just do the work and beat the resistance which is pushing back against you in the form of procrastination, tiredness, boredom or day dreaming about that girl in the red dress at the bar on Saturday who you should have but didn’t talk to, a quote can help.
A motivation quote like the ones below specifically pulled together to help sales teams might give you enough momentum, that little bit of wind behind your sales to get you to pick up the phone or send that email.
Once you make that first move I’m certain you’ve felt the same phenomenon that I have…
Things get easer.
My sales calls get smoother.
A smile grows across my face.
It’s 7pm before I’ve even looked up from my computer screen and a crap load of prospecting has been done.
Hopefully these motivational quotes can give you that initial prod to get that bigger ball of hustle moving.
Motivational Quotes For Sales Professionals
“[Sales pitches] Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin
“The harder the [sales] conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine
“Become the [sales] person who would attract the results you seek.” – Jim Cathcart
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try [and close the deal] just one more time.” – Thomas Edison
“The secret of getting ahead [of your sales target] is getting started.” – Mark Twain
“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse [for not closing the deal]” – Florence Nightengale
“You miss 100% of the shots [at closing] you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
“There is always room at the top [of the sales leaderboard]” – Daniel Webster
“It’s not about having the right [sales] opportunities. It’s about handling the opportunities right.” – Mark Hunter
“Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting [and closing deals]” – Christopher Morley
“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do [for your prospects]” – Henry Ford
“Trying is winning [deals] in the moment.” – Dan Waldschmidt
“You just can’t beat the [sales] person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth
“Don’t be afraid to give up the good [sales leads] to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller
“No one [prospect] can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“What we dwell on is who we become.” – Oprah Winfrey
“It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results [so keep closing]” –Warren Buffett
“Always do your best. What you plant now [in sales leads], you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino
“Setting [your sales] goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins
“[Sales] motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” – Norman Ralph Augustine
“Change [your sales tactics] before you have to.” – Jack Welch
“I got lucky because I never gave up the search [for sales success]. Are you quitting too soon? Or are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance?” – Jill Konrath
“It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” – Yogi Berra
“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on [and meet some new prospects]” –Sheryl Sandberg
“Outstanding [sales] people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission.” – Zig Ziglar
“A [sales] goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napolean Hill
“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Fortune favors the bold [salesman]” – Virgil
“The successful [sales] warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee