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60 Motivational Sales Quotes to Fire Up Your Sales Reps

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At SoloFire, our focus is on providing sales teams around the world with the best sales enablement tools. While most of our time is spent on developing and improving our mobile app to improve the day-to-day life of sales reps, we’ve learned our customers appreciate hearing inspiring and motivational sales quotes.

We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite motivational and inspirational sales quotes. From some of the greatest innovators, athletes, and sales leaders, we know these quotes will inspire and give you the confidence you need when you’re feeling overwhelmed, facing rejection, or just needing a little extra motivation as you navigate the world of sales. Here are 60 motivational sales quotes to fire up your sales reps!

Motivational Sales Quotes for Sales Reps

  1. “Become the person who would attract the results you seek.” -Jim Cathcart
  2. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan
  3. “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
  4. “It’s no longer about interrupting, pitching and closing. It is about listening, diagnosing and prescribing.” – Mark Roberge
  5. “If you don’t give up on something you truly believe in, you will find a way.” -Roy T. Bennett
  6. “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee
  7. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair
  8. “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” -Pablo Picasso
  9. “There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking.” – Brian Tracy
  10. “Great salespeople are relationship builders who provide value and help their customers win.” – Jeffrey GitomerGreat salespeople are relationship builders who provide value and help their customers win Jeffrey Gitomer
  11. “Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.” – Teddy Roosevelt
  12. “If you don’t believe in what you’re selling, neither will your prospect.” – Frank Bettger
  13. “One of the best predictors of ultimate success … isn’t natural talent or even industry expertise, but how you explain your failures and rejections.” – Daniel H. Pink
  14. “Sales enablement can’t be reactive. It has to be a full-blown strategy that’s woven into the fabric of the company.” – Roderick Jefferson
  15. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs
  16. “The best salespeople wonder what it would be like to be in the other person’s shoes. They know they can’t play that game unless they continually strive to train themselves in how we as human beings communicate.” – Bob Phibbs
  17. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” -C.S. Lewis
  18. “Excellence is not a skill. It’s an attitude.” – Ralph Marston
  19. “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything.“ – John Wooden
  20. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt DisneyThe way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing Walt Disney
  21. “I’m not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey
  22. “What you focus on is what you get.” – Bob Burg
  23. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton
  24. “How you sell is more important than what you sell.” – Andy Paul
  25. “Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on Discipline.” – Jocko Willink

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  26. “Establishing trust is better than any sales technique.” – Mike Puglia
  27. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” -John R. Wooden
  28. “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” -Napolean Hill
  29. “There is no magic to closing. There are no magic phrases. Closing the deal is completely dependent on the situation.” – Alice Heiman
  30. “I never lose. I either win or learn.” – Nelson MandelaI never lose. I either win or learn Nelson Mandela
  31. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” -Thomas Edison
  32. “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” – Seth Godin
  33. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine
  34. “Sellers who listen to buyers carefully and then give them the missing ingredients – those are the ones who stand out.” – Deb Calvert
  35. “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” -Henry Ford
  36. “Sometimes the most influential thing we can do is listen.“ – Bob Burg
  37. “When reps take the role of a curious student rather than an informed expert, buyers are much more inclined to engage.” – Jeff Hoffman
  38. “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them” – Ann Landers
  39. “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.” – W. Clement Stone
  40. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark TwainThe secret of getting ahead is getting started Mark Twain
  41. “Success looks a lot like failure up until the moment you break through the finish line.” – Dan Waldschmidt
  42. “Sales success comes after you stretch yourself past your limits on a daily basis.” – Omar Periu
  43. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” -Zig Ziglar
  44. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” -Henry Ford
  45. “Sales is an outcome, not a goal. It’s a function of doing numerous things right, starting from the moment you target a potential prospect until you finalize the deal.” – Jill Konrath
  46. “The major difference between successful and unsuccessful people is that the former look for problems to resolve, whereas the latter make every attempt to avoid them.” – Grant Cardone
  47. “Approach each customer with the idea of helping him or her solve a problem or achieve a goal, not of selling a product or service.” – Brian Tracy
  48. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  49. “Before LinkedIn and other social networks, in the sales world, ABC stood for Always Be Closing. Now it means Always Be Connecting.” – Jill Rowley
  50. “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” -Babe RuthYou just can't beat the person who never gives up Babe Ruth
  51. “Dream big! There are no limitations to how good you can become or how high you can rise except the limits you put on yourself.” – Brian Tracy
  52. “Grit, in a word, is stamina. But it’s not just stamina in your effort. It’s also stamina in your direction, stamina in your interests. If you are working on different things but all of them very hard, you’re not really going to get anywhere. You’ll never become an expert.” – Angela Duckworth
  53. “True productivity comes from allowing yourself to make mistakes. Do so, and you’ll succeed more often than any ten perfectionists.” – Laura Stack
  54. “To build a long-term, successful enterprise, when you don’t close a sale, open a relationship.” – Patricia Fripp
  55. “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson
  56. “Practice is just as valuable as a sale. The sale will make you a living; the skill will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn
  57. “If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.” – Bob Hooey
  58. “The story is the heart of the sale.” – Matthew Pollard
  59. “Either run the day or the day runs you.” -Jim Rohn
  60. Great sellers go into a meeting with multiple next-steps; this allows them to proactively respond if a plan does not unfold as planned.” – Tibor Shanto

Pro Tip: To fire up your sales reps, include one of the above inspirational sales quotes in a weekly email or team meeting.

We hope you are motivated for your next sales meeting and prepared with the right sales tools. Now get back out there, you’re doing great!

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