Monday, February 1, 2010
Maximizing Your Potential by Myles Monroe
I tend to be very careful about the books that I recommend, but this one is a keeper!!!! And, it has an excellent workbook in the back of it so that you can begin immediately to reflect and strategize about using the information right away. I've been telling anybody who will listen to purchase this book. I'd like to do a synopsis of each chapter in my weekly blog for those of you who are too lazy to go out and purchase the book and apply its principles to your life. The title of the first chapter is Why Maximize? Here is the subscript that introduces this chapter, "Nothing is more irritating, guilt-producing, and incriminating than an unfinished book; live to your last chapter."
In this chapter, Monroe shares that while traveling in Europe a friend invited him to take a drive on the autobahn. As you know, travelers are allowed to drive as fast as they want on the autobahn. His host in Germany invited him to go as fast as he wanted to with the only limitation being he would not be able to go any further than what the car was built to travel. Hold on to that point, we'll come back to it in a moment. As Monroe opened up the power of his vehicle, he found himself initially trapped by his conditioning of limitations. As his host kept challenging, he was able to get past that internal mechanisms that probably told him it was illegal to go so fast. When he got to 120 mph, he says a Mercedes Benz cruised past him at 150 mph. That is when his host turned to him and said, "So you see, you are not traveling as fast as you can, but only as fast as you will." Get the point? Once we get past our sense of limitations and what we can't do and how we aren't cut out to accomplish certain objectives, then we must deal with the fact that no matter what you have accomplished, it probably was not as much as you could have willed it to be. Finally, the only limitations you really have are the ones that God placed in you when he built you. Think about that for a week, and join me for the second chapter entitled, "How to Become Your Potential."
- Elaine Rose Penn
- As a preacher and public speaker, Elaine Rose Penn has been described as "bad to the bone!" She has gained a national and international platform as a motivational speaker, trainer, life purpose coach, and an author of two books currently available on Amazon.com. Her novel, "When Kingdoms Fall: A Novel About the Fall of Lucifer" is due for publication in a few months and is a sure winner for readers who love Biblical suspense, action, mystery, and intrigue!