The things that happen to you are not as important as what you learnt from such experiences. Whether we win or loss or locked in a stalemate, there is always something to learn.
My assignment therefore is to be an active student of life, scanning through day-to-day activities and highlighting the things I am learning. My boss, colleagues and the random strangers I run into do not need to know I am learning from them. Learning and improving myself is my own personal headache, not theirs.
The greatest people have a learning approach to life, learning something from everyone they meet.