Speaking at Harvard’s graduation, J.K. Rowling spoke about failures:
“You might never fail on the scale I did,” Rowling told the new graduates. “But 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.”
When Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter book, she was divorced, bankrupt and on welfare.
After a dozen publishers rejected her manuscript one finally agreed to publish it. But the publisher told Rowling that she needed to get a job because there’s no money in children’s books.
She’s now a billionaire.
The road to success is paved with hard work, sacrifice and determination. Brian Acton’s hard work paid him off big time with a simple idea called Whatsapp. Born in the year 1972, Acton is more popular as the Co founder of WhatsApp. His life was not very simple.
The man who was once rejected by Facebook as an employee sold WhatsApp to Zuckerberg recently and also holds stakes in the company.According to Acton, “Life is all about adventures and achieving success or nothing”. This adventure helped him create a mobile message giant which is now being used by more than 450 million people.