It’s hard to hold high ideals, to put yourself on the hook for living up to something exceptional. It’s not a question of whether or not you will slip up sometimes because of course you will.
The question is how you use those moments to repair, to learn and to teach.
Against the alternative you’d take your chances with someone willing to strive for something great and mess up along the way.
Against the alternative? You’d take that in a heartbeat.
DAVID BERRY is the author of “A More Daring Life: Finding Voice at the Crossroads of Change” and the founder of RULE13 Learning. He speaks and writes about the complexity of leading in a changing world.