Tom's "Ed Viesturs" interview link
Tom posted this on TreeBuzz, it's very applicable to the rec climbing sphere:
Just substitute the word "tree" every time the word "mountain" appears.
There's more wisdom in this interview than grits in a Waffle House.
Some choice quotes:
"When you're less experienced, you don't even know about the mistakes you're making."
"...And I'd always thought, it doesn't matter how long you've been there, how much money you've spent, how much energy you've expended. If the situation isn't good, go down. The mountain's [tree] always going to be there. You can always go back. "
"Yeah, but a mistake is a mistake even if you get away with it."