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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Put Your Dream to the Test by John C. Maxwell

This is a nonfiction book that helps the reader identify and realize his/her dreams. The secondary title is more descriptive: 10 Questions to Help You See It and Seize it. All of us have dreams, but how many of us are able to achieve our dreams or even goals? This book is a highly valuable tool with excellent advice for achieving your dreams. All aspects are covered, such as whose dream is it? Is it really your dream or your parents', for example.

The book is broken into ten chapters, each very enlightening. Chapter 1 - The Ownership Question (Is my dream really my dream?); Chapter 2 - The Clarity Question (Do I clearly see my dream?); Chapter 3 - The Reality Question (Am I depending on factors within my control to achieve my dream?); Chapter 4 - The Passion Question (Does my dream compel me to follow it?); Chapter 5 - The Pathway Question (Do I have a strategy to reach my dream?); Chapter 6 - The People Question (Have I included the people I need to realize my dream?); Chapter 7 - The Cost Question (Am I willing to pay the price for my dream?); Chapter 8 - The Tenacity Question (Am I moving closer to my dream?); Chapter 9 - The Fulfillment Question (Does working toward my dream bring satisfaction?); and, Chapter 10 - The Significance Question (Does my dream benefit others?). This book also includes a companion guide: My Dream Map.

You cannot go wrong reading this book - in fact, you will most likely gain so much insight in your hopes and dreams. This book is very thorough and well thought out. I highly recommend this book to all high school and college students. Though, anyone with a dream will certainly benefit from it.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this 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.”