Monday, May 4, 2009

The Principle of the Path - Andy Stanley

Have you ever wondered how you ended up where you are in life? Do you still have dreams and wonder how you are ever going to get there? In his new book The Principle of the Path, Andy Stanley helps begin to answer those questions. It's not 10 steps to success, you don't have to give up your favorite foods...in his typical story telling style Andy shares a principle. The thing with a principle, you don't even have to do it for it to be at work in your life. If it is already at work, whether you do anything or not, you might as well harness it and put it to work for you.

This is one of those books I wish I would have read a long time ago. Hey Andy, why did you take so long writing it! It can be read alone, but I think it is a great companion to The Best Question Ever, an earlier book of Andy's. Having gone to DRIVE conference the last couple times (no I am not there right now...aarrgghh!) I would have read the book because I enjoy listening to Andy and think he speaks and writes like you are sitting down to a cup of coffee. It's like he has been reading your mail. For me, the last chapter was worth the price of admission, what happens when dreams die.

As Andy lays out the path, he also shares things that will get you off track along the way and how to avoid them. He shares a quote from his driving instructor that he used on the road and in life, "Don't look at the cars that are passing you, and don't look at the cars you are passing. If you look that way, you will tend to steer that way as well." Being competitive, I found this insightful, and tellingly true in my life.

A great book on the decisions we make and the ramifications of them. If you are looking to accomplish your goals, and are not just looking for the next cute fad to get there, this book will help you figure out how to accomplish them.

Thanks to Thomas Nelson for letting me review The Principle of the Path.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Here we stand at the end of all paths taken" - The Cowboy Junkies.

It is a good book, I agree.

Finally I get to be the FIRST to comment on your blog. I think I'm going to go dance in the streets.

-DF

Brian Miller said...

dance away DF! Tis the dance that keeps us young!

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