Difficult Opportunities Breed Growth

July 21, 2017

Personal Growth

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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