The Battles We Fight

People are competitive by nature. But, competition doesn’t justify the continuation of a war fought 150 years ago. Football is the favorite sport of most American families. At the end of each season, there will be bowl games pitting the North against the South; the Blue against the Grey; the East against the West. In many cases when people have different points of view, people claim discrimination which causes a continuation of friction between Black and White. Two universities in the same state have so much hatred for each other; they pull for the schools in another state to beat their home-state school.

People in sales fight battles every day. Their toughest battle is within themselves, trying to stay focused on doing the things that are productive while not allowing non-productive things to consume their time. Seldom do I write off-the-wall articles or share my views on political issues but I feel compelled to write about this because not only does it relate to sales people, but it relates to people in general.

It has been almost 150 years since the Civil War and the battle is still being fought today. I’m not referring to race but to life in general. The American Civil War began in 1861 between the “Union,” the “North” and the “Confederacy” the “South.” Over 600,000 Americans died in this war to abolish slavery. The war ended in 1865, officially, but the losses were so great that a semi-silent war has continued until this day. Bear with me for a moment and you’ll see where I’m going.

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