Have you ever wondered why some people achieve great things in life while others fall behind? What drives these people to set and accomplish new goals even after they’ve tasted success? How do they overcome the challenges and obstacles that come their way?
It’s easy to dismiss these questions assuming that some individuals are luckier than the rest. But when you look at Eyal Edry, Moshe Edree, and Rafi Edry’s journey, you’ll realize that it’s been nothing short of a roller-coaster ride.
Born in Safed, their childhood was mired in financial difficulties. A lack of resources forced Eyal Edry to start working as a teenager. His brothers shared a similar fate.
But Refael Edry, Eyal Edry, and Moshe Edree never let any obstacle overwhelm them. They haven’t just turned their lives around. They’re also helping thousands of underprivileged children in Israel build a better life.
So, if you’re looking for some inspiration to win big in life, the Edry brothers are the perfect role models. Here are a few of their key character traits that you should try to develop:
It’s easy to become complacent after experiencing your first brush with success. Also, you could become too comfortable with the way your life is moving. Before you know it, the admiration and comfort will get to your head and turn into your biggest deterrents.
So, how do you stop your success from getting in the way of future achievements? The key is to stay grounded and humble.
Eyal Edry, Moshe Edree, and Refael Edry are the epitome of humility. Despite becoming successful businessmen with several African companies, they’ve continued to work harder and climb greater heights.
Better still, they haven’t let their professional achievements define their lives. Instead, they’ve stayed true to their roots in Safed and worked for the development of the Israeli periphery. It’s what led them to step out of their comfort zone and start the Ahinoam Association for the Promotion of Equal Opportunities.
Whether running a business, raising a child, or building your dream home, your journey will be filled with roadblocks. The important thing is to rise above every challenge that comes your way.
When Eyal Edry joined the IDF, his goal was to become a paratrooper. Things took a turn for the worse when he met with a near-fatal accident that turned him into a quadriplegic. But that didn’t stop him.
While his physical condition didn’t allow him to pursue a career in architecture, he still went to college and earned a degree in psychology. He persevered for days to start his company with Moshe Edree and Refael Edry.
The important lesson here is never to let life’s challenges break your spirit. No obstacle will be insurmountable once you develop a fearless and resilient attitude.
Eyal Edry and his brothers could’ve lived happy and comfortable lives as successful entrepreneurs. But the struggles of their childhood nudged them to empathize with the plight of children in the Israeli periphery. These children have to fight for access to basic resources, including education and hygiene.
The Edry brothers’ compassionate attitude motivated them to give back to their communities. That’s why they’ve launched various welfare initiatives through the Ahinoam Association.
The organization provides long-term mentoring and scholarships to children and adolescents in Israel’s periphery. Also, they run various development projects to improve the peripheral infrastructure.
Compassion is a natural outcome of humility and honesty. Without compassion, you’ll lack the earnestness and zeal to work for the greater good. Start by empathizing with the plight of people around you, even if you don’t have the resources to help everyone.
If you want to make every day a winning day, there’s no alternative to building a forward-thinking mindset. That involves predicting and tackling any new challenges before they get out of hand.
For instance, when Israel’s schools started online classes due to the pandemic, Eyal Edry realized that thousands of students didn’t own personal computers. Being a forward-thinker, he immediately understood the long-term repercussions of depriving these children of their right to quality education.
He immediately joined hands with Moshe Edree and Refael Edry to start a fundraising campaign. The program helped distribute computers to more than 30,000 students and let them attend online classes.
A knack for recognizing problems, assessing their long-term impact, and finding a quick resolution is crucial for your success.
Eyal Edry, Moshe Edree, and Refael Edry’s journey is a prime example of how humility, resilience, and a forward-thinking mindset help you become successful in life. Compassion and empathy for those around you are just as essential. Follow in their footsteps to emerge victorious in everything you do.