awesome speech by jk rowling, given at the harvard 2008 commencement ceremony.

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.–J.K. Rowling

Check the vid and transcript here.

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