Where to begin! There are so many great motivational quotes to choose from. Do they inspire? Does anyone ever remember them?
One only has to think of Sir Winston Churchill to know the answers to these questions. So many of his speeches are implanted in our minds forever. Did they motivate? Did they inspire? History answers that question for us I think.
Arthur C. Clarke said “The only way to find the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible”. In other words let’s not give up before we start. Don’t say “I can’t” say “I will”, so that you have placed the possibility into your mind making it a definite probability.
St. Clement Alexandra quoted “if you do not hope you will not find what is beyond your hopes”.
There is no point wishing for a better way of life if you are content to sit and wait for it to come to you. The world is out there waiting for us to explore it’s possibilities and we must grab it with both hands. Don’t be afraid of failure, failure is just a learning curve. Without failure how will you know what not to do!
Emerson said “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm”. How true. Enthusiasm projects itself to others and creates an atmosphere of success which is essential in motivating others. To be enthusiastic in what you do makes all the effort involved in any given project worth while and will show itself in then end result.
Another quote from Emerson is “The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it”.
When an employee has completed a job well the satisfaction of knowing it’s a job well done inspires them on to bigger and better things.
The main thing to remember when trying to motivate others is that you have to have all the motivation necessary within yourself in the first instance. After all, you can’t teach someone to bake a cake successfully if you aren’t able to do it yourself.
A quote from Samuel Johnson reads “What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure”.
The same can be said of any sales person. It is imperative to enjoy your work, to look forward to each day. In order to achieve this one must believe in the product they are selling. There has to be an immediate rapport between the buyer and the seller, and this can only happen if the seller is happy and confident in his wares. This will then relate itself to the buyer who will realise the qualities of the items being sold and is more likely then to purchase.
Nothing can be achieved by apathy. Leadership and motivation comes from the top and once you have managed to stimulate your workforce with your own enthusiasm the rewards will be endless.
Therefore, if you don’t encourage and reward your staff you will have an unhappy group of people working for you, and they will not be able to sell themselves or their product to the general public, no matter how good it is.