Sometimes bad things do happen to good people. These traumatic events can be powerful, however. Many researchers are now seeing good things come out of bad experiences and now say that trauma can produce post-traumatic growth. Post-traumatic growth is "positive change experienced as a result of the struggle with highly challenging life crises". Your ability to grow is largely determined by how you perceive the cards you’ve been delt. And frankly it’s not easy… but it’s imperative.