I would rather keep the tough rules and be okay with breaking them than come me up with crappy rules that I never break. – Merlin Mann on Episode 309 of Back to Work

This was a good bit. Here’s more:

I like the ambition of something that would be difficult for me to do flawlessly, but I adore the feeling that it’s ok for me to fail at it but still keep doing it. I’m the one who gets to decide if I keep doing this or not. I do it on my own terms. I’m the judge who gets to decide how I’m allowed to feel about it.