Bird Flight Formation
Continue to express yourself, even when it seems you have little chance of getting what you ask for. The aim of assertion is not to get better at getting what you want. Rather, the idea here is to speak your truth so that you can see yourself more fully and feel yourself more deeply, allowing you to stay connected to your own flow of energy. Often, when you do this, you also see that getting what you want is not essential to who you are. Experiencing your feelings and expressing yourself are.
From the book "Getting Real"