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Learn from JK Rowling

A JK Rowling themed quiz to keep you motivated and give you a better perspective on life.

  • Question of

    The first Harry Potter book which was finished in 1995 was roundly rejected before getting a publishing deal. Select a powerful life lesson.

    • Things will never work out
    • If you’re committed to something, keep going
    • Stop following your dreams if many don’t support it

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    Even after getting rejected 12 times, JK Rowling never lost hope. She later secured a deal with a publishing company to publish the first edition of Harry Potter.

  • Question of

    In her early years, Rowling became a teacher because she was tired of working as a secretary. Select a powerful life lesson.

    • You have the power to create a better life.
    • Do what makes others happy
    • Punish yourself by doing a job you no longer like

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    Remember, It’s okay to want to try something new. JK Rowling moved to Portugal to teach English because she was tired of her job back in England.

  • Question of

    JK Rowling’s first marriage failed (due to an abusive spouse) but later remarried. Select a powerful life lesson.

    • Give up on being happy
    • Don’t waste time being around people who don’t see your worth.
    • Life will be worst from that point on

    Correct Wrong

    While in Portugal, JK Rowling got married to a TV journalist but the two got divorced just after 2 years. If someone treats you like an option, leave them like a choice.

  • Question of

    JK Rowling suffered from depression due to challenges she experienced in her early years. Given her current success, select a powerful life lesson.

    • Learn to ask for help
    • Hide yourself from everyone
    • Battle it internally

    Correct Wrong

    When she succumbed to depression in her 20’s, Rowling stated in a 2008 interview that she sought professional help. In the words of Les Brown: "Ask for help not because you are weak but because you want to remain strong."

  • Question of

    After returning from Portugal, Rowling spent her free time working on another edition of the Harry Potter series. Select one powerful life lesson

    • Just sit all day regretting life
    • Try to make the best out of every moment you have
    • Be hard on yourself in different ways

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    After returning to England from Portugal, JK Rowling spent her free time working on "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in cafes in Edinburgh since she had no job. Time is not something you’re entitled to, it’s a gift; spend it wisely.

  • Question of

    All these are lessons to be learnt from JK Rowling except:

    • Our efforts will pay off at some point.
    • Failing makes you a failure
    • Things work out if we remain consistent.

    Correct Wrong

    "Failure is the only way we gain the knowledge and experience to shape a better tomorrow." – Terrelle Tettey

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