It is Impossible to Live Without Failing at Something

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default.”
– J.K Rowling, the author of Harry Potter

The author didn’t magically become rich overnight. Penniless, recently divorced, and raising a child on her own, she wrote the first Harry Potter book on an old manual typewriter.

Twelve publishers rejected the manuscript! A year later she was given the green light by Barry Cunningham from Bloomsbury, who agreed to publish the book but insisted she get a day job because there was no money in children’s books.

The measure of success can be shown by how many times someone keeps going despite hearing only no.

J.K. Rowling - "It is impossible to live without failing at something."

J.K. Rowling – “It is impossible to live without failing at something.”

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