Wednesday, July 25, 2018
The recipient of a bachelor's degree in business administration from St. John's School of Risk Management, David Pagoumian draws on more than 20 years of experience in his role as property practice group leader with CRC Insurance Services. David Pagoumian owes a lot of his professional success to his ability to overcome adversity and use failure as a motivator and learning experience.
Nobody is immune to adversity, whether it is in the form of small day-to-day problems or obstacles to big career-defining moments. Overcoming those challenges might seem difficult at first, but doing so can help build character and resiliency as well as strengthen your confidence.
One of the most important things to recognize in that regard is that adversity is inevitable. Once you accept this fact, you are better prepared to deal with potential struggles by understanding that it shall eventually pass. Further, you can overcome obstacles easier if you work toward building emotional strength and discipline. Mentally prepare yourself for any outcome and have faith that things will work out for the best. It also doesn't hurt to draw inspiration from others, whether family members, close friends or notable figures in popular culture, who have overcome adversity and become stronger for it.
It's also easier to face daunting challenges when you surround yourself with positive people who will indirectly affect your outlook and mood. Other ways of dealing with adversity include expressing yourself through writing and spending time outdoors to relieve stress and frustration.