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Balance realism with optimism. Consider this exchange between Civil War generals William Tecumseh Sherman and Ulysses S. Grant at Pittsburg Landing, TN, in early 1862:

“Well, Grant, we’ve had the devil’s own day, haven’t we?”

“ Yes … Lick ’em tomorrow, though.”

—Adapted from Struggle for the Heartland, Stephen D. Engle, University of Nebraska Press.

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