15 Motivational Sales Quotes to Inspire Your Sales Team

Motivational Sales Quotes

Are you looking for some motivational sales quotes to inspire your sales team for the New Year? Well, here they are!

We’ve put together a list of 15 motivational sales quotes from professional sales trainers, speakers, and authors. You’ll hear sales advice from industry leaders including Stephen Covey, Jill Konrath, Napoleon Hill, Michael Gerber, Simon Sinek, Malcolm Gladwell, and more.

All of the motivational sales quotes in this post are shareable via social media! Simply click the bird next to the text to share any quote via Twitter.

Motivational Sales Quotes

  1. “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 too?” –Jill Konrath Tweet: “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 too? – Jill Konrath, via @cfsplaybookJill Konrath motivational quote2. “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe” ―Simon Sinek, Author of Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action Tweet: “People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe” ― Simon Sinek, via @cfsplaybookSimon Sinek motivational quote3. “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.” –W. Clement Stone, Author of The Success System that Never Fails Tweet: “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman - not the attitude of the prospect.” – W. Clement Stone, via @cfsplaybookW. Clement Stone motivational quote4. “Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” –Napoleon Hill, Author of Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude Tweet: “Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” – Napoleon Hill, via @cfsplaybookNapoleon Hill motivational quote5. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” -Norman Vincent Peale, Author of The Power of Positive Thinking Tweet: “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” - Norman Vincent Peale, via @cfsplaybookNorman Vincent Peale motivational quote6. “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” –Stephen Covey, Author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change Tweet: “The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey, via @cfsplaybookStephen Covey motivational quote7. “Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice.” -James C. Collins, Author of Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t Tweet: “Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice.” - James C. Collins, via @cfsplaybookJim Collins(1)8. “The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next. The difference between the two is living fully and just existing.” –Michael Gerber, Author of The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It Tweet: “The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next. The difference between the two is living fully and just existing.” – Michael Gerber, via @cfsplaybookMichael Gerber motivational quote9. “It is not the feelings that influence the actions. It is the actions that influence the feelings.” –David Sandler Tweet: “It is not the feelings that influence the actions. It is the actions that influence the feelings.” – David Sandler, via @cfsplaybookDavid Sandler motivational quote10. “Everyone will think it’s stupid!”
    “Everyone says it’s impossible.”
    Guess what? Everyone works in the balloon factory and everyone is wrong.”
    ―Seth Godin, Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us Tweet: ““Everyone will think it's stupid!Seth Godin motivational quote11. “Create your future from your future not your past.” –Werner Erhard Tweet: “Create your future from your future not your past.” – Werner Erhard, via @cfsplaybookWerner Erhard motivational quote12. “Turns out the ability to ask insightful, thought-provoking questions was the single biggest differentiator between top performers and average reps.” –Jill Konrath Tweet: “Turns out the ability to ask insightful, thought-provoking questions was the single biggest differentiator between top performers and average reps.” – Jill Konrath, via @cfsplaybookJill Konrath motivational quote13. “Change might not be fast and it isn’t always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshaped.” –Charles Duhigg, Author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business Tweet: “Change might not be fast and it isn't always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshaped.” – Charles Duhigg, via @cfsplaybookCharles Duhigg motivational quote14. “It’s a wonderful thing to be optimistic. It keeps you healthy and it keeps you resilient.” –Daniel Kahneman, Author of Thinking, Fast and Slow Tweet: “It's a wonderful thing to be optimistic. It keeps you healthy and it keeps you resilient.” – Daniel Kahneman, via @cfsplaybook

    Daniel Kahneman

    15. “If you are going to do something truly innovative, you have to be someone who does not value social approval. You can’t need social approval to go forward. Otherwise, how would you ever do the thing that you are doing?” –Malcolm Gladwell Tweet: “If you are going to do something truly innovative, you have to be someone who does not value social approval. You can't need social approval to go forward. Otherwise, how would you ever do the thing that you are doing?” – Malcolm Gladwell, via @cfsplaybook

    Malcolm Gladwell motivational quote

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By | 2017-06-23T13:25:26+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|5 Comments

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Rebecca Smith is the Director of Marketing at Criteria for Success. She writes about sales, sales leadership, social selling best practices, time management, and anything related to helping others discover success. Be sure to say hi on Twitter @RebeckerSmith.

5 Comments

  1. Barry Hall December 24, 2015 at 3:57 am - Reply

    Great quotes thanks for sharing them with us. Merry Christmas to you all.

    • Rebecca Smith December 28, 2015 at 10:12 am - Reply

      Thank you, Barry!! You as well!

  2. Mark August 19, 2016 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Fantastic list of motivational quotes–will be sharing them with my sales team!

  3. Randy August 19, 2016 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Great quotes, thanks for sharing them!

  4. Lanelle Schnettler August 1, 2017 at 5:22 pm - Reply

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