Elizabeth Bear has a wonderful post today on failure and success. In that order. 🙂

If you already know how to do something, why the heck are you doing it again?

I remember telling my students this when I was a resident: if you’re not getting in trouble at least once a week, you’re not doing enough. So go out there and fail!

Michael Jordan on failure: turn up the volume, you don’t want to miss a word.