I come across this speech delivered by J.K. Rowlings to a Harvard graduation class. The words sparked something inside of me and I had to share it with you today.
J.K. Rowling at Harvard (2008):
“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.”
If you are at rock bottom, have come from there or are even looking towards it – there is always hope and opportunity. Never give up. This moment may just turn into the catalyst for your best life yet!
Be inspired today to dream. Dream big and feel the potential.
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