Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Book Review: Put Your Dream to the Test by John C. Maxwell

No doubt, John C. Maxwell's Put Your Dream to the Test is a greatly inspiring book.

In this book, John helps people answer ten powerful questions to reveal a future where their dream is fulfilled.

1. The Ownership Question:
Is my dream really my dream?
A dream is only worth pursuing further if it is truly our own dream. We don't want to live out somebody else' dream - be it our parents', teachers, etc.

2. The Clarity Question:
Do I clearly see my dream?
If you can't see it, you can't seize it.

3. The Reality Question:
Am I depending on factors within my control to achieve my dream? I, not only need to know what are my strengths, but I also need to know what are my weaknesses.

4. The Passion Question:
Does my dream compel me to follow it? Do I have what it takes to drive me on despite the challenges?

5. The Pathway Question:
Do I have a strategy to reach my dream?

6. The People Question:
Have I included the people I need to realize my dream?

7. The Cost Question:
Am I willing to pay the price for my dream?

8. The Tenacity Question:
Am I moving closer to my dream? Am I willing to be persistent despite all odds?

9. The Fulfillment Question:
Does working toward my dream bring satisfaction? Essentially the flip-side to the Cost and Tenacity Questions, this question ask if it is worth pursuing the dream that may cost us considerably -- does this dream bring me fulfillment that I am willing to pay the price.

10. The Significance Question:
Does my dream benefit other?

There are numerous uplifting quotes, anecdotes, etc scattered throughout the book. This is definitely another of John Maxwell's books that is worth re-reading and re-reading again.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this e-book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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