Personality traits

The courage to fail

Asgar-DhanjiThe writer, Asgar Jafferali Dhanji (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) served as the Secretary-General of the Africa Federation for two – 3-years terms.  He served as JIBA Vice Chairman – with a particular passion to raise funds and offer Micro Finance to our Community – for low-income, underprivileged, startups, Business loans, individuals, and small enterprises — thereby giving opportunities to grow economically.  He is the founder of Imaan Finance Ltd — the First Islamic Finance Institution in Tanzania.  and has also served in Dar es Salaam Jamaat’s Arbitration Committee as well as a Board member of Ebrahim Haji Charitable Hospital – with a particular passion for the project of building the new hospital.  He is now a motivational/Inspirational speaker giving regular Saturday Fajr lectures at Dar Imambara.

Personality traits

When did you last time fail at something for fear of failure?
Worrying about failure is the No:1 reason why we do not realize more of our dreams.
A key concern is the potential loss of face – we are preoccupied with what others might think! Here is something that might surprise you.


People spend less time thinking about you than you think. Learn to be comfortable with your choices and do not let the actual or potential noise of other people’s opinions hold you back from doing what you need to do .

Be careful of living your life too much in your head. Too often, fear of failing far exceeds any possible reality.

Recognize those moments when it is time to move forward. It is better to have tried and failed than to have never tried at all. You will never succeed unless you try. It is common with many, when looking back at life, to regret more the chances you did not take.


To achieve new things, to change aspects of your life, you need to stretch your tolerance levels and take calculated risks. You might fail and need to try again in another way. That is the price you have to pay on the road to success.

“It’s impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default”

–JK Rowling.

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