How to get over failure and move on

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

How to get over failure and move on

How can someone overcome failure and move on?
How can someone stand up again after falling?
How can someone overcome the obstacles he faces in life?

The story of a famous Egyptian business man can help us find the right answer to these questions. Mohamed Rasheed was a famous Egyptian business man and he is the father of Rasheed mohamed Rasheed one of the most famous business men in Egypt.

The man did a lot of hard work, faced many obstacles and manged to overcome them until he became a famous business man at his time.

One morning he was on his way to work and when he arrived to his private office he found someone sitting on his chair! When Mohamed Rasheed asked him "what are you doing here" the man answered "This is my company now , get out!"

During that time the nationalization act was aggressively applied by the government and Mohamed Rasheed lost the business he has built from scratch in few moments! (see How to start a business from scratch)

"Imagine yourself going to your work in the morning then finding someone sitting in your desk and asking you to go out" Said Rasheed the son of Mohamed Rasheed on a TV show.

How Successful people get over failure and stand up again

The man felt bad of course ,just like any other human being, but he decided to start again. He left Egypt and started a new private work abroad and after sometime he became successful again.

Today Rasheed's family is back to Egypt and they own one of the largest businesses in the country, Unilever. Nowadays the Approximate estimate of the wealth of Rasheed's family is around 15 billion Egyptian pounds!

Now back to you, what kind of devastating setback has prevented you from succeeding?
The man spent years building his business from scratch only to lose it in 2 minutes!

Do you still believe luck has anything to do with success?
Do you still believe that life is unfair? Of course it was unfair to Mohamed Rasheed when he initially lost his business but God always makes it fair to those who keep trying. (see How to make life fair to you)

Lessons to learn about recovery from failure

So what are the lessons you should learn from Rasheed's story and all other similar success stories?

  • 1) Stop blaming your starting point: Stop saying that you are not lucky because you don't have the resources your peers have and stop making excuses. In the Solid Self confidence program i said that all of these excuses are lies that people who have low self esteem make to help themselves escape from the tasks they are afraid to do. Mohamed Rasheed didn't start from scratch once but he did it twice after he lost his business the second time.!
  • 2) Rise and rise again: Do you know why some people waste their lives and never reach their goals? its because they keep crying for years over the split milk without starting over. If you faced a devastating failure then stand up again as quickly as you can. Its OK to cry, to feel bad and to take your time to feel sad as long as this phase doesn't exceed few weeks. (see How to rise after falling)
  • 3) Its never too late!: I get emails from people who are as young as 20 years old who tell me that its too late for them to find their passion or to succeed! The story i just narrated demonstrates the fact that age has nothing to do with success and that you can always start over no matter how old you are. Grandma Moses started paining after she reached the age of 70 and her drawings were sold for millions of dollars! (see also I am too old to start over)

Successful people are the ones who keep trying until they manage to get what they want in life, on the other hand, those who never succeed in life are the ones who manage to find the suitable excuse that helps them escape from guilt.

I have managed to become a self made millionaire at the age of 28. This didn't happen by chance because i already wrote that goal down five years before i accomplished it. Becoming rich is not about luck, starting big or being intelligent but its all about having certain beliefs about money and life.

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