JK Rowling Motivation | JK Rowling Harvard Commencement Speech | 1 Minute Motivation

I had neglected on an epic scale anexceptionally short-lived wedlock had imploded and I was jobless a lone parentand as good as it is possible to be in modern Britain without being homelessthe fears that my mothers had had for me and that I had had for myself had bothcome to pass and by every usual standard I was the biggest failure I knew I hadno opinion then how far the tunnel extended and for a long time any daylight at the endof it was a hope rather than a reality so why do I talk about the benefits offailure simply because omission meant a divest apart of the inessentialI stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was andbegan to direct all my force into finishing the only work that mattered tome had I certainly superseded at anything else I might never have found thedetermination to succeed in the one stadium where I belief I rightfully blocked Iwas set free because my greatest fear had been realized and I was still aliveand I still had a daughter whom I admired and I had an aged typewriter and a bigidea and so rock bottom became the solid footing on which I rebuilt my lifeyou might never flunk on the scale of assessments I did but some collapse in life is inevitableit is impossible to live without failing of something unless you live socautiously that you might as well not have lived at all in which case you failby default

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