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Put Your Dream To The Test by John C. Maxwell

Updated on January 31, 2013
5 stars for Put Your Dreams To The Test

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.

Do you ever feel you have a hard time choosing which dream to work on first??

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      viveresperando 5 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

      I am glad you enjoyed my review; Bonitaana I hope it was useful for you in some way.

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      Bonitaanna 5 years ago from Oil City, PA

      I enjoyed reading about the comments you made on this book. I am almost 70 years old and I still don't know who I want to be yet! In the past I have been many things and done more than most, and yet it is like Heinz 57. A little bit of many things. Still I love God and my Lord Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, and they come first, and yet there is a void, I've come to realize that my dream was stolen away when I was a little girl and it probably won't ever be obtainable, mostly because of my age. There must be many people out that in that same situation!

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      viveresperando 5 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

      Thank Bernard for your words and also Vellur.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      The book is showcased very well in your review. Like the quote you have mentioned.

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      You are the architect of your life.

      Create your own opportunities

      and make things happen.

      Set yourself a specific goal

      and monitor your progress.

      Be of service.

      Keep doing things for others

      without counting the cost.

      Turn your defeats into victories.

      Control your environment.

      Mix with the kind of

      people who inspire you.

      Keep your attitude positive

      and your health in fine trim.

      Let God go before you

      in everything you do.

      Pray regularly with feeling.

      Always be planning

      something constantly.

      You are the magnet of

      your circumstances.

      Never give up!

      © Bernard Levine