No Limits|Blow the Cap Off Your Capacity|John C Maxwel
I am a big fan of John Maxwell, and this may be my most favorite book. Often, I believe we naturally tend to follow where life leads and do our best to enjoy the ride (at least that has been my perspective). This book challenges me to take control and lead my life where I want it to go.
The book has three areas of focus:
- Awareness: What is limiting me? What can I change to blow the cap off my capacity?
- Ability: Discover my abilities and how to develop them. John covers a variety of areas including physical, emotional, relational, even my ability to see options and find answers.
- Choices: I can choose to redirect my life. I can choose to take charge, be positive, focus on my potential and take chances (among others).
Sometimes we can and sometimes we can’t easily change where we are “right now” in life. We can choose to change our perspective and make a difference where we are, or we can choose to redirect our life in a way that most utilizes our passions and skills to make a difference somewhere else.
After reading this book I made a list of what and how I can increase my capacity, I was surprised! I’m still exploring ideas, but I am not going to remain in a rut. I may be middle aged (John Maxwell, by the way, is 70 years old and still making a difference!), but I have skills and abilities, and potential to develop further.
I forgot to mention, at the end of each chapter are challenge questions to help open our minds to discovery.
John Maxwell is a man of Faith. There is a chapter Spiritual Capacity, and there are a few biblical references in the book, but not a lot. However, I appreciate those references.
As I read through this book, I asked myself, what am I passionate about? How can I learn more, and utilize this passion to help others and make a difference? What are my skills? How can I further develop those skills and utilize those skills to help others? Rather than just “doing my job”, how can I utilize my skills and passions to please my boss and love my job? How can I better support those I interact with? And most importantly, how do I need to adjust my attitude and perspective and really see all that is awesome in my life?
This book motivates me to discover, open my mind, take chances, get out of my comfort zone, and realize I have a lot of potential!
“God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.” Ephesians 3:20