Rather, when one is faced with setback after setback, one can try to move forward. One can dream. One can hope. Such optimistic thinking rarely produces life changing results. It is hard to change one's circumstances. Stories like Rowling's demonstrate that it is possible to re-direct one's life course. Not all who struggle and fail will win the lottery, write a best selling novel, discover the next best must have gadget, be discovered at a drug store and become a Hollywood star. But if we face each day with a positive attitude, no matter what, there is a chance that things will improve. As long as we don't let failures define who we are, failing can be a wonderful thing. Blessings.