I love grad students. I love it when they ask questions about how to do something, then explain why you’re wrong. I love it when they plan and plan AND PLAN their project but never get to it. I love it when they come up with every, teensy, itty-bitty thing that could go wrong with an experiment, instead of JUST DOING IT.
Sometimes you gotta jump into science, head first, with all your clothes on. Then figure out how to optimize things as you go. A little less talk, a lot more action.
Any other clichés and metaphors I need to make my point?