Difficult Opportunities Breed Growth

By Greg Baer M.D.

July 21, 2017

The United States Military Academy, located at West Point, New York, traces its origins to 1801, and it has provided many of the best military minds in the history of this country. One particular graduating class has become known as The Class the Stars Fell On, because of the number of generals—who wear stars on their uniforms—that were produced. Of the 164 graduates of 1915, 59 (36%) became generals, as opposed to the usual 1-2% per class.

Why would this be the case? Because this class became heavily involved in World War I, a world-wide conflict that required a great number of leaders. In short, global disaster produced great leaders.

Often we bemoan the difficulties that beset us, but it is these very trials that enable us to develop our gifts and to find those that otherwise would have remain hidden. It is in the darkness of our hardships that our stars shine.


Recover from the darkness of your hardships


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About the author 

Greg Baer, M.D.

I am the founder of The Real Love® Company, Inc, a non-profit organization. Following the sale of my successful ophthalmology practice I have dedicated the past 25 years to teaching people a remarkable process that replaces all of life's "crazy" with peace, confidence and meaning in various aspects of their personal lives, including parenting, marriages, the workplace and more.

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