JK Rowling – The woman who never gave up on her dreams

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Did you fail in something? Feeling you have hit the bottom? Here is inspiration to keep you going, keep reading…

The perfect life of youngster

She was a college graduate with hope and all the optimism in the world. She was passionate about learning Arts and did BA in French and Classics. At 27,She married a man whom she thought was the love of her life and they had a beautiful baby girl when she was 28.

Life turns upside down

Then the whole world started falling apart, first her mother died. She separated from her husband just after a year they were married. She was diagnosed with clinical depression, and contemplated suicide several time. She lived on government welfare and did her post graduate certificate to get a job she wanted.

JK Rowling – The woman who never gave up

Among all this rubble she never gave up her dream, the one thing that was with her forever, her dream of writing a book based on a young wizard. She would take her baby for long walk so she would fall asleep and she can write in peace. Imagine a single mom going to college, living on a meager welfare and raise a baby yet being persistent with your dream.

JK Rowling - The woman who never gave up
Figure: J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter - First Book
Figure: The first book
The rest is history. Her seven series fantasy novel based on boy wizard Harry Potter was a smash hit! To say smash hit is an under statement. She created a new business – books, movies, toys, merchandise, a new theme park, …Forbes has named Rowling as the first person to become a U.S. dollar billionaire by writing books. In 2008 Sunday Times Rich List named Rowling the 144th richest person in Britain. Rowling has a luxurious nineteenth-century estate house, Killiechassie House, on the banks of the River Tay, near Aberfeldy, in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. She also owns a home in Merchiston, Edinburgh, and a £4.5 million ($9 million) Georgian house in Kensington, West London near the Queen of England. Several honorary degrees and doctorates continued.What she has accomplished is an extraordinary feat of courage, will power and imagination. She will be a great inspiration for people who have had temporary set backs in their life. Watch below one of the best motivational speeches ever by one of the greatest inspirations of our time.

So,

NEVER, EVER GIVE UP!

You have made it so far, if this is your dream,keep trying – your success might just be one step away.

J.K. Rowling Quotes

“I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life”

“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.”

“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are”

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