One of the dangers to living on the ledge is falling off. When you walk on a ledge that no one else will travel, your chances of falling off are high. Leaders who constantly live on the ledge are more prone to failing. Yet again, Peter was a great biblical example of this.
He was the only disciple who followed Jesus to see what would happen to him once he was arrested. The rest of Jesus’ disciples probably went into hiding thinking they were next. Peter got close enough to see what was going on. As a result, he ended up denying Jesus three times. He failed…but at least he was in a position to fail.
Leaders who live life on the ledge will position themselves to fail often. They will take risks that will flop and will probably take heat for it. They will often be criticized for trying something so “out there”. But when these leaders become successful, everyone will know it and they will want to follow. You can be a safe leader and stay away from the ledge. And people who like playing it safe will be right there with you. But if you want to do something significant as a leader, you must be willing to fall off the ledge many times.
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