Put Your Dream To The Test by John C. Maxwell
Put Your Dream To The Test was written by John C. Maxwell.
I enjoyed reading this book; twice in the last 3 weeks. If you ever felt you needed help in trying to determine whether your dreams are achievable or most important assistance in helping you choose a dream to pick; this book has your name of it. I found this book to be a tool that helps you decide, helps you choose, helps you achieve, and even helps you let go of dreams. Sometimes we outgrow our dreams, to dream on to new and better things.
John starts out with 10 powerful questions which got my mind rolling and thinking right away. Then he takes each question and breaks the question down further and helps you get to the heart of the question. The most powerful question that I found was question number 7. Am I Willing To Pay The Price For My Dream (Chapter 7)? One of the most powerful statements that I found in this book is as follows: " If you ruin your health or sacrifice your family, even though you achieve your dream, you won't be able to enjoy it. And if you compromise your values, you damage your soul. Rather, your values should govern your dream."
I feel John C. Maxwell made a very wise statement there. I truly believe that dreams are to help us grow in value not sacrifice our values. Dreams should help us align ourselves with our hearts, spirits, and souls, not take us to a path that does not follow our morals, values, and beliefs. A dream which all of a sudden does not align ourselves with our beliefs is no longer a dream.
I found this book useful and will have another go at it soon. It is a book that I own and one day want to also have in my Kindle to have it with me. His ten questions are powerful. I am going to start a prayer journal on his specific questions. This book would make an excellent gift for the hard to get person because who does not have dreams? Sometimes we might not share our dreams with others, sometimes we do, but we all have them.
*The publisher Thomas Nelson provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through BookSneeze in exchange for a honest book review.