"He tells me that we tend to think of creative people as churning out one work of genius after another, but brilliance is a numbers game. Creative people tend to be prolific, and usually the misfires far outnumber the hits. 'I recently went to a museum in Germany, and they had a Picasso exhibition,' says Jung. 'But the paintings were terrible. I think I saw every lousy Picasso out there. He created about 50,000 works, and not all of them were masterpieces.'
"It's a powerful lesson: Accept failure. Enjoy it, even. Embrace the suck, for the suck is part of the process."
-- A. J. Jacobs on creativity in this month's Real Simple.