Failure is liberating…

Thursday, April 5, 2012 4:45
Posted in category Success Videos

J.K. Rowling, a British novelist famous for her fantasy series Harry Potter, gave a commencement speech at Harvard in June 2008. Inspiring graduates to learn from the failures of life and exercise the gift of imagination, Rowling talked about the incidents of her life that made her believe that she has a strong will.

A failed relationship, unemployment and a small girl to take care of, she sailed through the darkest phase of her life with the power of writing and imagination. She describes her failure as liberating.

“Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one area where I truly belonged. I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter, and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. ”

“Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition or achievement.”

Goodbye note:

“We do not need magic to transform our world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better”.

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