Principle of the Path
In the Podcast, Andy Stanley talks about the Principle of the Path. The Principle of the Path is the direction that determines your destination. People may wonder how they got to where they are now, whether it be health, financial, marriage, and etc. Stanley makes it clear that it’s the path you take to get where you are. For example, if you get married and your wife tells you, she does not accept drinking. Then you go off and drink all the time, and leads to divorce. Well, you look back on why it ended; it is obvious you took the wrong path and when you already knew her intention about it. So stay in the right direction and it will lead you to your destination. Day by day stay on that right path, and move by the people on the wrong direction and continue yours. Your hopes and dreams can be changed by one wrong turn.
The question that rises in my mind, I see people take the wrong path every day, and nothing seems to have affected them and other people don’t seem to look down on them, so when do people realize they have chosen the wrong path? Will be later on in life or will it be a sudden notice. I think this reading fits well in the leadership model because a leader must lead down the right path to accomplish to goal. If a leader has a negative behavior toward other members or the project. This can lead a group or just one member in a different direction. They might have the right intention, but if they don’t go in the right direction, they will not reach their destination.