All competitive pursuits - whether athletics or entrepreneurship - involve failure. And so to be successful, you need to have the right attitude about failure. If Babe Ruth beat himself up after striking out 1,330 times, he wouldn't have been able to hit 714 home runs.
In few sports is failure quite as painful as professional surfing. A giant wave can easily kill you, and once you have experienced a painful wipeout, it requires a lot of mental fortitude to paddle out and take on the next wave. This is one of the key insights of Shaun Tomson's lesson today, in which he shares with Big Think his surfer's code, or method for dealing with all sorts of personal and professional challenges in life.