Thursday, August 2, 2018

Transforming How You See Failure

With nearly three decades of experience in insurance sales leadership and developing business relationships, David Pagoumian serves as the property practice group leader at CRC Insurance Services in Shrewsbury, New Jersey. Personally, David Pagoumian has an interest in learning as an essentially human characteristic, including how we can transform failure into a stepping stone to success.

Failure, by its essence, deeply wounds your pride and self-image. Each time you fail at something, you have one of two options: to give up or to try again. Whether your failures destroy you or make you stronger and more resilient, however, depends upon your attitude toward them (and what you tell yourself about them).

If you admit to mistakes rather than trying to blame someone else, you can then learn from them. If you hit a roadblock, you can determine whether it came from your own miscalculations or circumstances outside your control, and then devise strategies on how to overcome that challenge.

It may help to think of your path toward your goal as a series of steps rather than as a straight line. After all, failure is not final. As long as you keep trying, you still have the opportunity to gain the success you seek. The journey to reach that success will help build your character with virtues such as humility and perseverance.