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The Best Motivational Sales Quotes of 2019

3 min readSeptember 12, 2020

Sales is often touted as a high-energy, go-fast profession full of passionate, excited people. But sometimes it’s just plain hard to find the motivation you usually have.

So, for when you are struggling, feeling stuck, and can’t find first gear, we compiled some of our favorite motivational sales quotes to get you going again. Grab that cup of coffee and read up:

“If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.” – Bob Hooey

If you think you have a 110% chance of getting that signed contract or believe you’ve earned a customer for life, you’re probably wrong. We love this sales quote because it reminds us that no matter what, you must keep impressing and surprising your customers day after day. The same goes for deals that haven’t been closed just yet, you should never be on cruise control. Continue to check-in and ensure that nothing will get in the way.

“To build a long-term, successful enterprise, when you don’t close a sale, open a relationship.” – Patricia Fripp

It’s easy to look at sales one week, month, or quarter at a time, but sales is a long game. This quote reminds us that just because you lost a deal initially, it doesn’t mean you’re done. You’ve likely spent weeks cultivating a relationship, why cut ties immediately? Keep in touch, be helpful, and you might be surprised.

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn

This sales quote tells us that it’s okay to become unmotivated, it happens to everyone. What helps us prevail is the habits we form. Healthy sales habits like list building, prospecting, and calling keep us moving and help us meet our goals.

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

We love this quote because it shows how anyone can dream, but as soon as you turn a dream into a goal by taking it out of your mind and putting it down on a piece of paper, it becomes reality. Once you do that, you can start your way towards it.

“Value the relationship more than the quota.” – Jeff Gitomer

Once again, relationships are crucial. Sales goes far beyond numbers and revenue. At its core, sales is about relationships, helping one another solve problems and do better, and this quote reminds us of that.

“Excellence is not a skill. It’s an attitude.” – Ralph Marston

It’s easy to think that some people are just naturally perfect. On hard days, you might feel like you can never be as good as the top rep, or that your quotas seem impossible to reach. However, excellence is not a trait, it’s a simple philosophy. If you approach each day with the mentality of making it excellent, you will become it.

“Hard work is about risk. It begins when you deal with the things that you’d rather not deal with: fear of failure, fear of standing out, fear of rejection. Hard work is about training yourself to leap over this barrier, drive through the other barrier. And after you’ve done that, to do it again the next day.” – Seth Godin

Hard work isn’t always about performing physically difficult things. This sales quote reminds us that hard work is usually about overcoming your own personal mental barrier. If you learn to push past your stopping point, whether it be fear, or rejection, or the spotlight, you can accomplish great things.

The one thing you’re putting off or dreading? That’s your brain telling you it’s the thing you need to do most and next. Get it done. Stop dreading. Do.“ – Nancy Nardin

We love this quote because the very reason you might be reading this is that you are dreading doing something. If you can push past that fear and get it done, you will instantly be freed to succeed.

We hope these sales quotes inspire you to get back on your game. What’s your favorite sales quote? Leave it in the comments below.