Sometimes you may feel like there is no end in sight. Maybe it’s a problem at work, a major illness at home, or some other perplexing problem. I love the story of J.K. Rowlings (https://www.themuse.com/advice/9-famous-people-who-will-inspire-you-to-never-give-up):
J.K. Rowling had just gotten a divorce, was on government aid, and could barely afford to feed her baby in 1994, just three years before the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, was published. When she was shopping it out, she was so poor she couldn’t afford a computer or even the cost of photocopying the 90,000-word novel, so she manually typed out each version to send to publishers. It was rejected dozens of times until finally Bloomsbury, a small London publisher, gave it a second chance after the CEO’s eight year-old daughter fell in love with it.
Rejection is difficult .. and sometimes success feels impossible to achieve. Why was J.K. Rowling successful? She didn’t give up. She continued to try again.
Never give up .. that is the message today. Keep working, move forward, taking even the smallest of steps.
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