By John Maxwell
Published by Thomas Nelson
Encouraging, practical … worth the read.
Do you have a dream to accomlish something bigger than you think you can handle? In Put Your Dream To The Test, author and speaker John C. Maxwell lays out ten questions to “test” that dream.
This book will help anyone who has ever thought they wanted to accomplish something bigger than themselves but needs encouragement, clearer direction, and just a little boost to get started. The ten questions, one per chapter, are supported by stories of people who have begun the journey to succeed in accomplishing their dream. These examples illustrate how their dream passed the test to answer yes to that chapters specific “dream test question.”
The ten questions that outline the book include:
1. The Ownership Question: Is my dream really my dream?
2. The Clarity Question: Do I clearly see my dream?
3. The Reality Question: Am I depending on factors within my control to achieve my dream?
4. The Passion Question: Does my dream compel me to follow it?
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?
9. The Fulfillment Question: Does working toward my dream bring satisfaction?
10. The Significance Question: Does my dream benefit others?
These are not easy questions. The answers will not necessarily be developed quickly, but if you are willing to do the hard work of analyzing your dream based on these ten questions, your dream will have a better chance of succeeding.
I found this book highly inspirational and would recommend reading for anyone who might be wrestling with the validity of a great idea.
For anyone who wants to succeed in accomplishing their dream, this book is a must read.
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