Reflections of a scattered Mind!!

"Not all scattered pieces are of broken glass"

The Benefits of Failure

This is video of the speech by the famous J.K. Rowling at the Harvard Commencement, 2008.

So, whats in the video?

  • It has some humor in it, especially the first 150 secs. I’m sure a few smiles you’d certainly escape from your tender lips.. :P
  • She talks how ‘being poor’ influences (or atleast attempt to) your life and all in it including career, passion etc. etc.
  • And the core part – The benefits of failure. I think she had put this part in action in a great way, or else, after watching this video, why did I desperately want to fail in a big way despite my fear of failure??

Now that I mentioned I fear failure, let me tell what my mind tells me right now. “You do not fear the failure itself, but your fear its after-effects. Its capable of taking everything fro you !”. But my heart is encouraging me – “When you had done everything from scratch, why do you fear to do it again? It’d easier this time.. !!” :P :P

I know it sounds funny, but really can’t help. Perhaps, this is why people call –

An idle brain is the Devil’s workshop