Great Advice from J.K. Rowling

It seems that Rowling might never have written her fabulous Harry Potter books if she had been more successful early on in life. She got enough points to go to university and in a Harvard speech she revealed: “I had a knack for passing examinations, and that, for years, had been the measure of success in my life and that of my peers.”

But it wasn’t her passport to high achievement elsewhere. In fact, seven years after she graduated she was “jobless, a lone parent, and as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless.

“I was the biggest failure I knew.” However, she added: “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.”

This is an extract from an article I wrote a while ago and it contains advice that may be particularly helpful to anyone who is worried about exams etc.

The full article is available here.

Warm wishes,


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