Negativity is a constant companion in sales, and even the most passionate and the most driven often find it difficult to move on from a failure or defeat. It takes an enormous amount of courage to get up and try again, but we cannot win a boxing match without absorbing a few blows.
Some of the greatest people in history have endured rejection and defeat, but instead of destroying them it helped them succeed. So the next time you feel depleted and find it difficult get out of the self-pitying ditch, read through the list of our favorite best sales quotes of all time to lift your spirit.
Habits, mindset, discipline, and planning
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” — Jim Rohn
Jim Rohn was an incredibly successful entrepreneur, motivational speaker, philosopher, and to many, an epitome of the American Dream. He worked his way up from a farm boy in Washington to a vice president of the largest direct-selling organization of Nurti-Bio in Canada. Habit, not motivation is what makes you a great sales associate. Motivation will last as long as you’ll be able to keep it alight, but a habit is for life. Repetition creates patterns, so make it a rule to contact ten clients before 10. Soon enough, you’ll be making those calls without a thought or the need of a motivational quote to start your day.
“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” — Vince Lombardi
Lombardi’s discipline and an incredible winning record in the NFL have granted him the honor of being the greatest coach in American football’s history. In fact, he may be the greatest sports leader in the world. His perfectionism makes a great subject for inspirational sales quotes, to inspire discipline. The key to strengthening your willpower as a sales associate is to increase your capacity to pressure. Learn to tackle stressful situations by incorporating meditation into your daily work routine. A 3-minute breathing exercise can help you address the biggest sales challenges in your role.
“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” — Buddha
One of the favorite quotes amongst the Teamgate’s sales team is used to foster a winning mindset. Buddha is a founding figure of Buddhism and his stance of being free from mental obstructions to have been employed in all areas of life. Competition is thick in sales, but what separates the great sales associates from the ordinary is their determination, never wavering motivation and an absolute passion for what they do.
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The man who has brought us The Little Prince, was a pioneering aviator, journalist, and poet before the outbreak of World War II. He joined the French Air Force and when his release from duty, traveled to Northern America to convince the government to adhere to the fight against Nazi Germany. He disappeared over the Mediterranean in 1944 while completing a mission with the Free French Air Force of Northern Africa. An unlikely fellow to come across amongst sales quotes, but his wise words resonate with many sales teams around the world. As a sales associate, you must prepare for any outcome. Never enter a sales negotiation without having a clue how you will close it.
“There’s no lotion or potion that will make sales faster and easier for you — unless your potion is hard work.” — Jeffrey Gitomer
Sales are tough, competitive and merciless. There is no room for laziness because only those who work tirelessly achieve their sales goals. No one knows more about perseverance and the struggle of a salesman than Jeffrey Gitomer. He is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, and business trainer. His motivational speeches have landed him on the Speakers Wall of Fame and produced some of the most inspiring sales quotes.
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