Sales managers live in a beautiful world of constant mixed emotions -negative and positive. Apart from pressures arising from sales targets, sales team and management, sales managers still have to contend with keeping the right frame of mind to deliver optimally.
We are constantly dealing with happy emotions that come from closing deals, and painful moments of near-close-but-never-closed deals.
As salepreneurs, we need inspirations to keep the winning momentum. To remain upbeat is essential to successful sales results, and other business relationship. The nasty customers will not stop behaving funny any time soon. Management will not lower the sales pressure on us just because we are low in morale.
Bills have to be paid!
I have collated here 101 motivational quotes that can help you withstand various life and business punches.
You will always need to put your positive emotions in check, and even use the negative ones to your advantage.
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
#1 by Johnny Cash
Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible
#2 by Audrey Hepburn
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
#3 by Albert Einstein
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
#4 by Mary Kay Ash
Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
#5 by John R. Wooden
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
#6 by Eleanor Roosevelt
Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
#7 by John D. Rockefeller
Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts.
#7 by Winston Churchill
Focus on strengths, and make them stronger.
#9 by Nikolaus Kimla
The most unprofitable item ever manufactured is an excuse.
#10 by John Mason
The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!“
#11 by Marvin Phillips
Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
#12 by Zig Ziglar
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
#13 by Charles Robert Buxton
If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.
#14 by Bob Hooey
How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.
#15 by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Remember that failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.
#16 by Zig Ziglar
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
#17 by Abraham Lincoln
The same wind blows on us all. What matters is not the blowing of the wind but the set of the sail.
#18 by Jim Rohn
You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do every day.
#19 by Jason Mraz
Integrity is what we do, what we say and what we say we do.
#20 by Don Galer
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
#21 by Benjamin Franklin
Fear is the destroyer of dreams and the killer of ambitions.
#22 by Jeffrey Benjamin
Try not to become a person of success, but try to become a person of value.
#23 by Albert Einstein.
Competition is EVERYTHING else your prospect could conceivably spend their money on.“
#24 by Don Cooper
Make a customer, not a sale.
#25 by Katherine Barchetti
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
#26 by Robert Schuller
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
#27 by Dale Carnegie
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
#28 by John Wooden
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.
#29 by Ann Landers
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
#30 by Og Mandino
Some men see things as they are and ask why…I dream of things that never were and ask why not?
#31 by Robert Kennedy
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
#32 by Winston Churchill
Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching.
#33 by George Van Valkenburg
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
#34 by Thomas Edison
Life’s battles don’t always go to the strongest or fastest; sooner or later those who win are those who think they can.
#35 by Richard Bach
You don’t close a sale; you open a relationship if you want to build a long-term, successful enterprise.
#36 by Patricia Fripp
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
#37 by Thomas Edison
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
#38 by Og Mandino
Become the person who would attract the results you seek.
#39 by Jim Cathcart
Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
#40 by Sam Levenson
Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
#41 by George Addair
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
#42 by Mark Twain
Quality performance starts with a positive attitude.
#43 by Jeffrey Gitomer
Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
#44 by Thomas Jefferson
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
#45 by Tony Robbins
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
#46 by Thomas Paine
We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
#47 by George S. Patton
Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
#48 by Norman Ralph Augustine
Change before you have to.
#49 by Jack Welch
I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.
#50 by Florence Nightengale
Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.
#51 by Zig Ziglar
Well done is better than well said.
#52 by Benjamin Franklin
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
#53 by Wayne Gretzky
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?
#54 by Jill Konrath
It ain’t over ’til it’s over.
#55 by Yogi Berra
It’s not about having the right opportunities. It’s about handling the opportunities right.
#56 by Mark Hunter
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
#57 by Napolean Hill
Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.
#58 by Vince Lombardi
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
#59 by Christopher Morley
If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.
#60 by Sheryl Sandberg
Outstanding people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission.
#61 by Zig Ziglar
Trying is winning in the moment.
#62 by Dan Waldschmidt
If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?
#63 by Joe Namath
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
#64 by William James
Lean in, speak out, have a voice in your organization, and never use the word ‘sorry.’
#65 by Trish Bertuzzi
Whatever you are, be a good one.
#66 by Abraham Lincoln
The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.
#67 by John Madden
Fortune favors the bold.
#68 by Virgil
I like to think of sales as the ability to gracefully persuade, not manipulate, a person or persons into a win-win situation.
#69 by Bo Bennett
It used to be that people needed products to survive. Now products need people to survive.
#70 by Nicholas Johnson
There is little success where there is little laughter.
#71 by Andrew Carnegie
I have never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it, and I sell it hard.
#72 by Estée Lauder
Nurture your mind with great thoughts.
#73 by Benjamin Disraeli
Our intention creates our reality.
#74 by Wayne Dyer
Never discourage anyone…..who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
#75 by Plato
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
#76 by Albert Einstein
Everything changes when you change.
#77 by Jim Rohn.
Nothing is an obstacle unless you say it is.
78 by Wally Amos
I do not like to repeat successes; I like to go on to other things.
#79 by Walt Disney
Let a man lose everything else in the world but his enthusiasm and he will come through again to success.
#80 by H. W. Arnold
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
#81 by Robert Brault
Anticipate the difficult.
# by managing the easy.
#82 by Lao Tsu
I dwell in possibility.
#83 by Emily Dickinson
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
#84 by Albert Camus
Failure is the line of least persistence.
#85 by W.A. Clarke
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
#86 by Bob Dylan
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually fear you will make a mistake.
#87 by Elbert Hubbard
If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
#88 by Franklin D. Roosevelt
When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there.
#89 by Cecil Selig
What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.
#90 by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
#91 by St. Francis of Assisi
Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.
#92 by Mary Kay Ash
If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.
#93 by William Hazlitt
Time sets the stage; fate writes the script; but only we may choose our character.
#94 by Liam Thomas Ryder
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
#95 by Seneca
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
#96 by Elbert Hubbard
If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.
#97 by Mario Andretti
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
#98 by Jim Rohn
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
#99 by Albert Einstein.
The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic.
#100 by Peter Drucker
Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them. A desire, a dream, a vision.
#101 by Muhammed Ali
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