To follow up on yesterday’s rejection post, I thought I’d share some wonderful inspiration from one of the most successful writers ever — J.K. Rowling, giving a commencement speech at Harvard in 2010 on the benefits of failure.
Some of the truest words she speaks: “One of the many things I learned at the end of that Classics corridor down which I ventured at the age of 18, in search of something I could not then define, was this, written by the Greek author Plutarch: What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.”
The text of her speech can be found here.
For my newsletter readers, here’s the video link.
- Real Talk: A fear of failure (venividiscribi.wordpress.com)
- 8 talks about learning from failure (ted.com)