Harry Potter was born after his author hit rock bottom.

J.K. Rowling may now be joining an elite company of writers whose works made them wealthy but reaching this point did not come as easy as putting words on a page for her.

At age 17, she was rejected from college. At age 25, her mother died from a disease. At age 26, she suffered a miscarriage. At age 27, she got married. Her husband abused her. Despite this, her daughter was born.

At age 28, she got divorced and was diagnosed with severe depression. At age 29, she was a single mother living on welfare. At age 30, she wanted to commit suicide. But, she directed all her passion into doing the one thing she could do better than anyone else. And that was writing.

At age 31, she finally published her first book. At age 35, she had released four books, and was named Author of the Year. At age 42, she sold 11 million copies of her new book, on the first day of its release.

Today, Harry Potter is a global brand worth more than $15 billion. Remember how she considered suicide at age 30? Her story teaches us that we must never give up.

Believe in yourself. Be passionate. Work hard. It’s never too late. We hope these Powerful reminders inspired you enough to keep moving on in life despite the odds.

 

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