I'm struggling with thoughts of failure...
Thoughts of failure or success are rooted in the subconscious mind and can affect everything we do. When adverse circumstances, such a losing a job, come to us, it’s important to find a way to exert strong, positive energy to keep failure consciousness from getting established in our minds.
Yogananda says, “When something is threatening to hurt you, do not sit idle – do something calmly, do something quickly, do something, mustering all the power of your will and judgment. Uproot fear by forceful concentration upon courage, and once you have uprooted it, get busy with methods to acquire prosperity.”
Try to help your friend to see that this is an opportunity for him to find his own source of inner strength and confidence.