“So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed 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 the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” ~ J.K. Rowling
In this heartwarming commencement speech, Harry Potter author, Joanne “JK” Rowling, a single mother who battled poverty and depression as she struggled to launch her writing career, shares her words of wisdom on life, the power of imagination and the many benefits of failure. A really beautiful, profound and inspiring video.
The Many Benefits of Failure