• November 4, 2021

20 Quotes About Perseverance to Help Salespeople Get Through Q4

20 Quotes About Perseverance to Help Salespeople Get Through Q4

With the end of December comes the end of Q4 — that mad rush when salespeople across the world scramble to get their deals in, and when companies ramp up the pressure to hit their annual targets before the clock strikes midnight on January 1st.

The last quarter can be difficult and can take a lot of grit to keep the momentum up through the home sprint, especially after keeping it up through the earlier part of this year. No matter which quarter we’re in, sales takes perseverance, so we’ve put together some quotes to help you replenish your tank when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Sometimes it’s just about showing up and giving it your best shot.

Here are twenty quotes about perseverance to help you get through the end of Q4:

1. “Grit is that ‘extra something’ that separates the most successful people from the rest. It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality.” — Travis Bradberry


2. “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” — Samuel Johnson


3. “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” — John Quincy Adams


4. “Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” — Gillian Anderson


5. “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” — Walter Elliot


6. “Perseverance doesn’t always mean winning and losing. Perseverance means showing up and rising to the occasion and performing.” — Michael Chiesa


7. “Personally, I’ve learned about perseverance: when you hear the word ‘No,’ and when you hear rejection, that it’s not always final. And that timing is everything, and you have to stay the course and just keep working hard and know that, when your time comes, that it will be sweet and that it will be the perfect time.” — Angela Robinson


8. “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” — Julie Andrews


9. “Remember, it isn’t the dreamers who have good lives – it’s the doers. Remember also what I call the three Ps of success: passion, planning, and perseverance.” — Homer Hickam


10. “The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance.” — Sun Yat-sen


11. “If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.” — Samuel Johnson


12. “I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” — John D. Rockefeller


13. “Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.” — Orison Swett Marden


14. “In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


15. “The three ordinary things that we often don’t pay enough attention to, but which I believe are the drivers of all success, are hard work, perseverance, and basic honesty.” — Azim Premji


16. “Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” — Vince Lombardi


17. “The simple truth is that in order to become good, you have to be obsessed. You have to put in an awful lot of time and hard work and couple that with desire and unflagging perseverance.” — Yngwie Malmsteen


18. “Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


19. “Perseverance – a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.” — Ambrose Bierce


20. “Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.” — George Eliot