My coach recently suggested that I read Maximize the Moment by T.D. Jakes. Now mind you, I was reading it to listen to the voice of the author. Meaning I was to grasp the way he spoke to the reader, but that was not the case. I found myself reading the book for content rather than phonetics. I flagged pages with post-it notes, highlighted things in yellow and wrote in the margin of the pages.
Prior to reading this book I had a limited reference point about this man. I knew that he pastored over the Potter’s House in Dallas, TX (a non-denominational American mega-church) and that he was a large African American man. His persona was one that commanded the attention of anyone in his presence. I now know that there is so much to this man: he is a father, husband, author, entrepreneur, minister/bishop/preacher, television host and motivator/speaker who believes that one should refuse to waste a single day and fervently desire to thrust forward, minimize barriers, and take full advantage of each and every moment.
The book has 13 chapters, makes for a fairly easy read, and if you are like me it will touch your heart because it gives practical tips with spiritual sincerity. He starts out by looking at how you can minimize the moment. This means you need to release the weight you are caring about and decide what you will and will not take on.
Then he looks at how to master the moment. He suggests that you must learn to rise above catastrophes, as they will always come, in order to make the most of your life and fulfill your life’s destiny. Lastly, he moves the reader by describing how to maximize the moment and challenges the reader to use all that they have at their disposal to maximize a situation that they cannot change.
The book is devoted to helping the reader to take successful actions to prepare for triumph through perseverance. Maximize the Moment is a must read book for those who desire to learn new ways to motivate themselves and achieve their purpose in life.
Maximize the Moment