Arash Homampour On Turning Failure Into Long Term Success

February 5, 2019

Arash Homampour On Turning Failure Into Long Term Success

Trial lawyer Arash Homampour talks about how a failure early in his career helped him transform his behavior and attitude.


First of all, I’m, I can say this with all humility, I’m an extraordinarily bright person. Teachers have always told me that. I just had a hard time applying myself. So, I was a procrastinator, but I was the kind of person that I would get someone’s outline from their law school class crammed the night before and do better than them. But if I didn’t apply myself, the results would be obvious and I wouldn’t get a good grade or whatever. So, when I studied for the bar, I did what I normally do which is wing it and this is past tense behavior. And my handwriting was horrible back then we didn’t have computers and so I did not pass the bar the first time. And I have to tell you that was the best thing that could ever happen to me, because not passing the bar the first time taught me a life, a valuable life lesson and that is I can’t wing it and that, that failure is not going to define me in fact. It was a failure that I anticipated having in life. And, you know, when you look at all great leaders they all have catastrophic failures that they turn around, learn something from, and propel themselves even further. So, as humiliating and financially devastating and ego devastating failing the bar was, it was literally the best thing that happened to me and I think it propelled me to where I am today because of the life lessons I learned. Never wing it, you know after that experience I mastered everything and read everything and was always prepared.

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