Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Book Review: Put Your Dream to the Test

John Maxwell is a leadership expert and has sold more than 19 million books worldwide. If you are an ardent reader of his books, you would realize that although he doesn’t say anything particularly new in this book, he encourages you in different ways to put your dreams to the test.

I like the way he divides the books into chapters that ask the following questions:
A.      Do you own your dream?
B.      How clearly do you visualize your dream?
C.      How do you plan on achieving your dream?
D.      How passionate are you about your dream?
E.       What strategies have you put in place to actualize your dream?
F.       In order to realize your dream, who are the people you have included?
G.     What is the price of your dream and are you willing to pay it?
H.      How close are you to achieving your dream?
I.        Are you satisfied with the process you have set in motion to actualize your dream?
J.        Of what benefit is your dream to others?

Every chapter ends with a challenge/test. In situations where you cannot satisfactorily answer the questions, he gives strategies of improving yourself and increasing your chances for success.

For example, he makes us realize that we need to distinguish between desiring a dream and desiring the results of a dream.
I love quotes and I was glad to read many relevant quotes from different people in the book. This book encouraged me to reassess my dreams and the goals that I have set for myself. The theme I set for myself after reading this book is his quote: “If you have a clear vision, you will eventually attract the right strategy. If you don't have a clear vision, no strategy will save you”.

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