Celebs Whose Failures Taught Us To Dust Ourselves Off And Try Again

May 14, 2013  |  

JK Rowling

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” – JK Rowling

The woman behind the super successful Harry Potter franchise did not find her opportunities laid out in front of her. Rejected by 12 publishers, the struggling single mom found difficulty trying to realize her dream in attempts to provide her family with a better life. Thankfully hard work and persistence paid off for the woman who once relied on government assistance. Selling over 450 million Harry Potter books worldwide, her empire grew to $798 million that spawned from her seven books and movie rights.

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