Fail! Publicly! Spectacularly! Get hurt in ways that you can heal from - you know more when you pick yourself up again.
This isn't saying "hurt yourself, " because that's pointless; this is saying that living like I do comes with a fair amount of bumps and scrapes no matter what, and that making your crash landings have a point - that you learn - is (1) the only way I really can learn, and (2) the only way I can learn fast enough to keep myself alive when taking future spills, since opportunities to fail - and fail hard - seem only to increase as time goes by, and I will not stop taking them.