Tuesday, 14 January 2014

The Benefits of Failure - Commencement Speech

Hi everyone!
I want to share this video with you. It's a speech made by Joanne Rowling most known as J.K.Rowling author of  the Harry Potter saga. This commencement speech talks about the benefits of failure. The video has two parts and both have subtitles in Spanish. She has a sweet British accent that makes her speech be even more fascinating. Hope you like it, guys. Wish we could have J.K. Rowling giving a speech on our future graduation!

13 comments:

Sònia Turmo said...

Navjot, thank you so much for sharing this speech!! I enjoyed it a lot! It’s fun and it’s very inspiring!

As you said, she’s definitely got this wonderful British accent which we can compare to that of Michelle Obama which we heard only a few weeks ago.

She’s a very smart sensible woman, I had never heard her speaking.
I can’t make up my mind regarding which of the two ideas is more important: the benefits of failure or the importance of imagination in the sense that she meant in her speech. Oh well, I shall remember this speech, thanks again for your post!

nahalie said...

At first she wanted to be a writer of novels, or studying English philology, but her parents wanted to study a vocational career because they could never go to college, and she studied modern languages at the end.
And with the failure knew that she had a lot of willpower and had friends.

Christiangato14 said...

Her speech is very funny, she knows how to arrive to the people, we can learn a lot from she because she looks the life very well and she enjoys doing what she likes a lot, writing novels, everybody would do what he wants and what he enjoys doing.

thais said...

She tells us that he hasn't support from her family in the time of choose she wanted to do, it was write novels. And her parents wanted to study a career, and then studied modern languages. I like her speech because is very interesting and gives a touch of humor to the speech

Alejandro905 said...

I love this video Navjot! I enjoyed it a lot! It’s fun and it’s very inspiring! I have read all boock of harry potter and watch this speech J.K.Rowlling hands... it's just amazing ... thank you very much Navjot really enjoyed these videos!

Andrea said...

It’s an amazing video. Failure teach us as we really are and what we can do. I think that she gives us a great message, that not everything in life will be easy and that there are benefits in failure. Obviously, we don’t like failure but without it we can’t go so far.

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tyffany said...

I really loved her speach . She put a lot of feeling on it and she said interestings things about life .

When she was speaking About the benefits of failure immediately I remembered my because one thing that I 've learned about life is that sometimes you need to fall for remember how high you were and then get up higher again than you were.

Like her tried to communicate them. Failure doesn't mean the end of the world it could be the beginning of the best

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Jazmin Gil said...


This speech has made me think how much persons who suffer there are in this life. They have come to bottoming. We must think that there are persons who are worse than us. So for that, we should make the effort of find the brave heart that all of us have inside ourselves and confront failure because that improve our person and give us the opportunity of reach success.

Other than that, the important is that you should choose the career that you want study and be focused in do your best. If you fail or if you triumph, that is not important. The important is that the day of your graduation you get the objective of fulfill oneself as a person and after of that be able to give a speech for future generations and courage them to follow their dreams.

At finally, you must remember use your imagination much as you can!


Thank you Navjot for sharing us this beautiful speech.

Laia said...

I really liked this video and i love J.K Rowling. I agree with her, because sometimes we need to fail just to learn from our mistakes and become a better person, a more experiencied one. Despite the fact that we do not like our failures, that doesn't mean we cannot learn from them. It's a very important thing.

Thanks Navjot for sharing the video with us.

Sarandeep K said...

JKRowling did it very well, She's such an inspiration!!!I just love this speech it's one of the greatest speeches I've ever listened,it was fun and a great chance to learn from her speacially, because she also went through the hard times and struggled.
We will live failure in our life but remember we'll also learn from our mistakes and do it better until we get it!! Right now I'm living failure and hearing this all from her remind me that it's not the end. I'll remember always some of her thoughts like when she says "It is impossible to live without failing at something"!!

Thanks Navjot for sharing with us!