During a recent traveling experience my airline was unable to complete the flight crew and my flight was canceled. Connections were lost and the arrival time at my destination became unknown. It was in this situation that the gate agent for the airline taught me three principles.
Several years ago while I was working in a consumer goods company, I was associated with a brand that had historically been second in the race for market share. Most of us had no idea that a new segment of this industry was about to emerge. One middle level leader, however, did see the signs in the marketplace and took steps to have our brand take the leading position in attacking this new offering.
Human beings have been battling pride since the beginning of time. Eve was the first to fall in the Garden of Eden when she was presented with the temptation of “being equal to God.” That act of rebellion against Almighty God has continued through history leading to unrighteous behavior with tragic consequences.
One of my oldest memories is getting caught after doing something that I knew would bring punishment and rebuke. There is a sinking feeling of shame that comes just before the consequence of the errant deed.