Succeeding with Failure

15th June 2016 by Catia Neves

Failure gave me an inner security that I had never attained by passing examinations. Failure taught me things about myself that I could have learned no other way. I discovered that I had a strong will, and more discipline than I had suspected; I also found out that I had friends whose value was truly above the price of rubies”. (Jk Rowling)

JK Rowling has parachuted in today to do the WBW — she wants to talk about the successes of failure.

The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive. You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity. Such knowledge is a true gift, for all that it is painfully won, and it has been worth more than any qualification I ever earned…” (JK Rowling)

You can also catch her Ted Talk here on the fringe benefits of failure:


“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” — Samuel Beckett

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