Sales can be terrifying. What do you do if you get rejected? How do you respond to someone if you don’t know the answer to their question? What if you can’t close the deal?


The fear of falling short is something that every salesperson encounters during their career. It happens to the best of reps, and the worst of reps.

The difference is the best ones get over their fear of failure quickly.

They bounce back, move on, and put their fear behind them. And, as a result, they become successful.

Need to bounce back fast? Check out this list of 10 thoughts to get you over your fear of failing. This fear extends well beyond the world of sales, but it can hit reps especially hard. So the next time you’re afraid to make a move because you don’t want to strike out, turn to this SlideShare.

If you just want the quotes, they're below.

"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything." - Vincent Van Gogh [Tweet]

"I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying." - Michael Jordan [Tweet]

"It is hard to fail. But it is worse never to have tried to succeed." - Theodore Roosevelt [Tweet]

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall." - Confucius [Tweet]

"If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative." - Woody Allen [Tweet]

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall."- Ralph Waldo Emerson [Tweet]

"Failure is a detour. Not a dead-end street." - Zig Ziglar [Tweet]

"Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments." - Henry Ward Beecher      [Tweet]

"There is no such thing as failure. Only results." - Tony Robbins [Tweet]

"There is no failure, except in no longer trying." - Elbert Hubbard [Tweet]

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Originally published Oct 28, 2015 8:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017

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