Like many young idealists, Eric Greitens wanted to make a difference. So he joined the Navy SEALs and became one of the world’s elite warriors, going on to deployments in Kenya, Thailand, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Yet even when he wore heavy armor and wielded some of the deadliest combat arms, the lessons of his humanitarian work bore fruit.

At the heart of Eric’s powerful story lies a paradox: Sometimes you have to be strong to do good, but you also have to do good to be strong. The heart and fist together are more powerful than either one alone.

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