Last night I happened to pick up my copy of Experience Life magazine and I found a terrific article related to failure. One of the highlights of the article was a quote from J.K Rowling the Harry Potter author. Would you believe that J.K was homeless, jobless and poor in Britain? She stated that the fringe benefit of failing is that it allowed her to be set free.
“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 of my energy into finishing only the work that mattered to me.”
One of my personal favorite blogs is by Gretchen Rubin regarding happiness. I was pleased to see her quoted in this article as well:
“Studies show that novelty and challenge – even though they can make us uncomfortable, frustrated and uneasy – are keys to happiness. People who have novel experiences – experiences that inherently open them up to a certain amount of failure – are happier than those who stay in a rut.”