To live an empowered life in a sales career, character is a requirement, not a choice. It has been expressed that character is doing the right thing when nobody is watching.
Many, many years ago in ancient Greece, an old sculptor worked hard on a piece of stone. He took much care as he chiseled a little at a time. The sculptor was careful to make every detail as perfect as possible. When finished, this piece of stone would sit high above on top of a shaft and would become the top part of a column. The column in turn would help support the roof of the temple.
A government official was walking by and noticed what the sculptor was doing and asked, “Why spend so much time on that section? It will be fifty feet in the air. No one will be able to see those details.”
The old, wise sculptor looked at the man and said, “God will see it.”
Character is a must for your life. In fact, that is what life is about. It was Samuel Johnson who said, “Life, like every other blessing, derives its value from its use alone. Not for itself, but for a nobler end the eternal gave it; and that end is virtue.” My friend, if you live a life of character, whether you close a sale or not, you are still a winner.
*Excerpted from “Sell Your Way to Success” by Mark Bowser. Mark Bowser is a professional Speaker and Corporate Trainer and the author of several books including “Sales Success” with Zig Ziglar and Scott McKain, “Nehemiah on Leadership,” and “Some Gave It All” with Danny Lane (endorsed by Chuck Norris).
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