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martes, 31 de marzo de 2015

JK Rowling Words

"On the benefits of failure"

 Harry Potter es uno de mis libros favoritos. Lo recomiendo a personas de cualquier edad y condición. En una semana durante la que nos ha podido la tragedia, dejo algunos pensamientos de JK Rowling. Sabios, profundos, pero al alcance de cualquiera.
There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction; the moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you.
I am not dull enough to suppose that because you are young, gifted and well-educated, you have never known hardship or heartbreak. Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the Fates.
I am not going to stand here and tell you that failure is fun. That period of my life was a dark one, and I had no idea that there was going to be what the press has since represented as a kind of fairy tale resolution.
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".

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