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31 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate Your Sales Team this Month

_motivational quotes for sales successIt's the beginning of the month. You're ready to help your team crush their sales goals. Sometimes they need a reminder of why they love what they do or a little help to boost their morale after a lost sale.

Well, there are many things you can do to help your team improve sales performance and reach their sales goals, and here's something that can help boost morale, inspire, and increase productivity: motivation. 

We've put together 31 motivational quotes related to sales and business success. That's one for each day of the month!

Ways you can share these motivational sales quotes with your sales team:

  1. Send in a daily email
  2. Post on company intranet
  3. Share in a daily meeting
  4. Write on a company whiteboard
  5. Post them in the break room or wherever the 'water cooler' chats happen

31 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate Your Sales Team this Month

  1. "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." – Thomas Edison

  2. “Today is always the most productive day of your week.” – Mark Hunter

  3. "Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them yourself."  Eleanor Roosevelt

  4. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

  5. "Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later." – Og Mandino

  6. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

  7. "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." – Mark Twain

  8. "Become the person who would attract the results you seek.”  Jim Cathcart

  9. “Prospecting – find the man with the problem.” – Ben Friedman

  10. "Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going." – Sam Levenson
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  11. “The most unprofitable item ever manufactured is an excuse.” – John Mason

  12. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak

  13. "What we dwell on is who we become." – Oprah Winfrey

  14. “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

  15. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser

  16. “It is not your customer’s job to remember you. It is your obligation and responsibility to make sure they don’t have the chance to forget you.” – Patricia Fripp

  17. "Quality performance starts with a positive attitude." – Jeffrey Gitomer

  18. "Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible." – Tony Robbins

  19. “Most people think ‘selling’ is the same as ‘talking’. But the most effective salespeople know that listening is the most important part of their job.” – Roy Bartell

  20. "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph." – Thomas Paine

  21. “If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” – Joe Namath
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  22. "Great things are done by a series of small things done together." – Vincent van Gogh

  23. “The same wind blows on us all. What matters is not the blowing of the wind but the set of the sail.” – Jim Rohn

  24. "Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude." – Zig Ziglar

  25. “Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.” – Les Brown

  26. It’s not about having the right opportunities. It’s about handling the opportunities right.” – Mark Hunter

  27. “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman, not the attitude of the prospect.”  William Clement Stone

  28. "You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." – Henry Ford

  29. “All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like, and trust.” – Bob Burg
  30. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." – Eleanor Roosevelt

  31. "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." – William James

 Happy selling! Here's to motivation, inspiration, and crushing sales goals this month!

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Editor's Note: This blog was originally published in 2018 and has since been updated.

Topics: sales performance