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‘One Day at a Time’: 38 Quotes for Getting Through a Bad Sales Day

‘One Day at a Time’: 38 Quotes for Getting Through a Bad Sales Day
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Contents

  1. One Day at a Time Quotes About Your Future
  2. One Day At a Time Quotes for Staying Grounded 
  3. One Day At a Time Motivational Quotes for Work 
  4. One Day at a Time Life Quotes for Taking on Challenges
  5. Funny One Day at a Time Quotes

Everyone has those days when it feels like nothing is going right. In sales, a day at the office can be exciting and motivational, but it can also be unpredictable. 

There’s nothing like the feeling of satisfaction at the end of a day when you overshot your sales goals. 

But on the bad days? Leads dry up, every person you reach out to isn’t interested, and all your sales pitches seem to fall flat. 

When the end of the day comes with what feels like nothing to show for it, it can be hard to look forward to coming back into the office the next day. 

You may even frantically look for advice or inspirational quotes on how to stay positive, or how to motivate yourself and your team to keep pushing forward. 

On these days, the old adage “live one day at a time” can sound repetitive after a while — but pause for a minute: Yes, it’s hard not to wonder what the future holds, but if you think about it, nothing is predictable. There is no guaranteed outcome for anything in life and everything is changing all the time, this crappy day included. 

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It could feel like your chips are down now, but it just as easily can and will swing back towards better days. 

Don’t believe us? Read these positive quotes from people who give us a simple reminder: Life is unpredictable and the only thing we can do is to live in the moment and take on new challenges with bravery.

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One Day at a Time Quotes About Your Future

The quotes in this section are helpful for those of us who tend to spin out and stress about the future after a bad day. They show us that the future is unpredictable and to live in the moment of today.

1. “Everyone is lonely, we have to remember that life is to be lived one day at a time. You cannot worry about the past or future. Happiness is in the now.” — Claudia Gray

2.  “Don’t look too far into the future, just look at tomorrow. One day at a time.” — Joe Wicks

3. “I live one day at a time, one hour at a time.” — Paula Yates

4. “I believe in one day at a time; you’ve got TODAY, that’s what you’ve got.” — Al Pacino

5. “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln

6. “One day at a time is all we do. One day at a time is good for you.” — John Lennon

7. “My philosophy is to take one day at a time. I don’t worry about the future. Tomorrow is even out of sight for me.” – Bobby Darin

8. “I’ve always approached my career and my life, you know, one day at a time, as if this was the last day that I’m going, because you never know as an athlete and as a dancer. You never know what can happen today, tomorrow.” — Misty Copeland

One Day At a Time Quotes for Staying Grounded 

Before you panic or worry about what could happen, remember that you can only live this moment. These quotes are all about staying in the “now” so that tomorrow you’ll feel energized and ready to tackle a new day.

9. “…we can in life, we take things one day at a time and sometimes we all just need a simple reminder of that.” — Demi Lovato

10. “I live one day at a time, one day at a time. Yesterday’s gone and tomorrow is blind, so I live one day at a time. “ — Willie Nelson

11. “Life’s so full that you just take it one day at a time.”– Sheryl Crow

12. “People aren’t evil and people aren’t good. They live how they can one day at a time.” — Caryl Churchill 

13. “I try to live my life one day at a time, and if I look too far in advance, I get really stressed.” — Hope Solo

14. “Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.” – Dean Acheson

15. “Quit worrying about how everything is going to turn out. Live one day at a time; better yet, make the most of this moment.” — Joel Osteen

16. “Now is now, and I live everything one day at a time. The fact that I’m still on the planet and able to still make music is such a miracle.” – Ronnie Milsap

One Day At a Time Motivational Quotes for Work 

Need a little afternoon pick-me-up on a workday? Is your team feeling down or unmotivated? These quotes remind us to stay focused and keep pushing forward past a bad sales day. 

17. “…is looking for instant success, but it doesn’t work that way. You build a successful life one day at a time.” — Lou Holtz

18. “I’ll never worry about not being successful. I’ll just take it one day at a time, one season at a time. And play as hard as I can.” – Bo Jackson

19. “Live one day at a time and make it a masterpiece.” — Dale West 

20. “Live one day at a time. Keep your attention in present time. Have no expectations. Make no judgments. And give up the need to know why things happen as they do. Give it up!” – Caroline Myss

21. “There is magic in knocking down your most important domino day after day. All you have to do is avoid breaking the chain, one day at a time until you generate a powerful new habit in your life.” – Gary W. Keller

22. “All we can do is try, do our best. Give as much time as we have to give, one day at a time. One breath at a time.” – Jasinda Wilder

23. “My motivation is tomorrow, just one day at a time, right?” – Rafael Nadal

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One Day at a Time Life Quotes for Taking on Challenges

Feeling a little intimidated by the thought of a new day with new challenges after things just didn’t pan out today? Take on the world and be ready for those better days ahead. 

24. “Don’t let fear rule your life. Live one day at a time, and never be afraid.” — Tammy Faye Bakker

25. “A lot of things have been thrown at me in life, and I’ve got through it all without a rule book, taking it one day at a time.” — Yoko Ono

26. “Take one day at a time. Allow yourself to change.” – Paul Henderson

27. “Take life one day at a time because every day is a different day with new challenges.” — Penny Streeter

28. “The road to recovery will not always be easy, but I will take it one day at a time, focusing on the moments I’ve dreamed about for so long.” — Amanda Lindhout

29. “No matter how difficult your situation is, you can get through it if you don’t look too far into the future, and focus on the present moment. You can get through anything one day at a time.” — Bob Parsons

30. “Take life on life’s terms – one day at a time. And have fun while you’re doing it.” — Joe Perry

31. “Dream big, my friend, and never give up. We all make mistakes, but none of us are mistakes. Take one day at a time. Embrace the positive attitudes, perspectives, principles, and truths I share, and you, too, will overcome.” – Nick Vujicic

Funny One Day at a Time Quotes

Sometimes after a hard day, we just need a laugh. Plain and simple. Here are some quotes guaranteed to lift your spirits. 

32. “I’m just taking it one day at a time. Actually, that’s a total lie. I always think about what’s in front of me.” – Julianne Hough

33. “I try to take it one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.” — Ashleigh Brilliant

34. “We live one day at a time and scratch where it itches.” – Darrell Royal

35. “I have a new philosophy. I’m only going to dread one day at a time.” – Charles M. Schulz

36. “When people go through something rough in life, they say, “I’m taking it one day at a time.” Yes, so is everybody. Because that’s how time works.” – Hannibal Buress

37. “How does a project get to be a year late? One day at a time.” — Fred Brooks

38. “Live one day at a time, unless you can figure out how to live two.” — Dik Browne

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