Wednesday, May 13, 2009

JK ROWLING'S Commencement speech at HARVARD

Recently I came across an article on reader’s digest regarding the commencement speech given by JK ROWLING at the HARVARD graduation ceremony. I was so interested to know what she said during the ceremony, so I went to search for her speech at YouTube. I’m sure most of us recognize who JK ROWLING is. Even if you don’t know who she is, I’m sure you must have heard of “Harry Potter”. One of the most famous series of novels made to movies. As always been said that, human always see at the end result when she has already succeeded. But behind her achievement lies a story which I find it very meaningful for me to share with all of you.
In her speech she talked about failure. Like most of everyone, we are afraid to fail and she also told that it is not that poverty that she afraid the most but failure. It makes sense as I’m afraid to fail too. We think of so many consequences if we failed for instance, what others has to say, what’s life going to be, and many more feelings and thoughts that we conceive that it’s going to happened in which these lead us to we “live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default”. When I heard she said this, it makes me realize that all this while I’m actually living my life so cautiously. She also shared the benefit of failure though it’s not fun to fail but it does contribute towards who you have become today. Close your eyes, and think a while, have you learnt anything from your pass experienced? We never realize that actually we have grown by doing things wrongly and make ourselves become a better person every time we recover from our failure. As what she told in her speech “because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential”. Thanks JK for a wonderful speech which has awaken my spirit to chase my dreams without having any hesitant and afraid to fail. So my beloved friends who are reading this, let’s together live our life to the fullest. Fear nothing but HIM.I wish you all the best and good luck to everyone.

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
~Thomas Alva Edison~

P/s: If you have spare time, watch her speech at YouTube. You can also search for Steve Job (founder of apple) commencement speech at Stanford. Very interesting!!


  1. wow...idola sgt entry u kali ni...vangga...i nak vote la blog u untuk blogger of the year...walaupun baru 2 entry....

  2. hen I heard she said this, it makes me realize that all this while I’m actually living my life so cautiously. She als

    so ME la.. terlalu berhati smpi takot untuk hadapi kegagalan..

    nice post radin. i eager to read more of your post. inspiring gitu!

  3. sanks...i will share more in the near future...tgk la kat youtube...mmg bgs...hehhehe

  4. it has come to my attention that you need a new entry!