It's the second-to-last day of the month, and quota is nowhere within sight. As you leave the office for the day, you can't help but feel defeated. What's even the point of showing up tomorrow? Might as well call in sick and take your loss.
All salespeople have been there at one point or another. At certain times, you just can't seem to muster the energy to pick up the phone and make just one more call, or take to your keyboard to type out one more email. You just don't have it in you.
But the great thing about your mindset is that it can be changed with the simplest dose of motivation. I'm willing to bet the following quote can lift even the most miserable rep out of their funk:
"I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful people from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."
With this Steve Jobs quote rattling around your brain, suddenly picking up the phone again doesn't seem so hard. You might even catch a second wind and pick it up five or 10 more times.
The next time you're feeling low, click through the following SlideShare, containing 10 of Steve Jobs' most memorable and motivational quotes. Nothing can transform your mindset from zero to hero faster.