Private Suffering and Greatness

Private suffering and greatness. Is there a connection?

Stephen Mansfield thinks so. When asked to comment on the common denominator of greatness among famous leaders. Here is his answer:

"'suffering and the imprint that suffering leaves on the soul.'

Most of the great men and women of history were great because they offered to the world lessons of inspiration, wisdom and character that they learned in private battles. That's the lesson to learn.

Check out Stephen Mansfield's latest blog on the role that suffering and weakness play in the life of great leaders.