Hi, today I would like to share with you amazing commencement address I saw not long before now. This speech was done by J.K. Rowling in June 2008 for Harvard graduates, parents, grandparents, and all listeners… To be honest with you, for me, 2012 year was full of failures, and you know, I took lessons from every single experience I had. I have full responsibilities for that, and most of them were because of a hurry, so it was my fault. I need to check the option more carefully in the future before I choose something. That reminds me of also a great project management method, and I read about it yesterday. It is called the critical chain project management method. In very short, it is about doing one thing at one moment with beam buffers and more carefully planning, preparing, and after that and only after that doing what is necessary. It is the management of implementation instead of the project itself. But you know it is subject to a longer post. Let’s return to the benefits of failure from the author of Harry Potter’s novels and her speech.
Have you ever had the feeling that you get the great lesson just after something? Have you ever tried to take goodness from failure? I hope you did. Because this is something I learn from all of them. Some people said they hoped they did not get some of the failures and are more cheerful and avoid something. And to be honest with you, hope is not a good strategy for life. Sometimes, my dad used to tell me one sentence that I try to translate for you, “there are only two things that come from the saint, your death and your wife” :). I think that, at last, I understand his words. Unfortunately, I am not able to ask him in person about it… Let’s return to the subject of this quote from my dad. Those are both girls 🙂 Decide when they want to come to you. And you know, all other things you can change, transform, turn to your needs. I want to end up with the same sentence as J.K. Rowling said. It was a quote from Lucius Annaeus Seneca “As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.” I wish you a very good life.