Years passed and our friend slowly started detaching from us... numerous personal issues, professional failures extracted enthusiasm from his life. No more sporting and funny nature. Old days he was very confident but that is what exactly he is missing especially after many personal failures.
I would like to quote following two quotes for failures..
If you're stuck with something and can't see a way out... change your paradigm... solutions magically appear.
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty six times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."