If you look close enough, you can learn from every situation.
These are some of the lessons I have learned from surfing.
SURFING = LIFE
# 1 – if you are not confident, then you will most likely wipe out and crash
# 2 – if you are not assertive, then you will be stuck with the leftovers that the assertive people didnt want, i.e. crappy waves & opportunities
# 3 – confidence leads to assertiveness
# 4 – practice practice practice and you will gain confidence, and therefore will be naturally assertive, and you will be SUCCESSFUL in whatever you choose to do