Quick post today…  I was watching an interview of Bill Gates today.  He said that one of the reasons that he was successful was that he worked so hard early on in his career.  He was fanatical.  He worked day and night.  He said that he was moving so much faster and working so much harder than those around him that it allowed him to fail more than them and learn at a faster rate through his failures.  I’m sure there are many other reasons that Gates was successful, but what a simple yet illusive truth… “The master has failed more times than the beginner has even attempted.”  I don’t advocate intentionally failing.  That’s not “really” failing and that’s not how improvement happens.  It starts with really trying.  Then really trying again… and again… and again.  The learning that occurs from really trying and really failing is where the magic is.  No shortcuts.  Try.  Really try.  Fail awesomely.  Repeat.