5.20.2009

Put Your Dream to the Test

Last night I finished John Maxwell's latest book, Put Your Dream to the Test. I really enjoyed this book. Maxwell is like Kevin Costner to me. I'm always hesitant to see his movies because I think I'm going to hate it or be bored by it, but I don't know if I've ever seen a Kevin Costner movie that I didn't like at least a little, and most of them I absolutely loved. Similarly, I always assume I'm going to be bored with a Maxwell book, but I love all of them once I get into them.

Put Your Dream to the Test is the best book I've ever read at helping you take a dream and turn it into reality. Maxwell guides the reader through 10 questions to help you assess your dream and decide whether or not it can become a reality. Is my dream really my dream? Do I have a strategy to reach my dream? Have I included the people I need to realize my dream? Am I willing to pay the price for my dream?, etc...

If you're a dreamer, or want to be, and you want to get serious about seeing your dreams realized, this is the book for you. Inspiring stuff! Here's a little taste:

There are things that only I can do. On them I focus.

Removing nonessentials from your daily routine will be a constant struggle, but it is worth fighting for. Why? Because most people who fail to reach their dream aren't stopped because an insurmountable barrier confronted them. No, they often become worn out trying to carry too many things on their journey. If you want to reach your dream, you need to let go of the things that don't really matter so that you can accomplish the things that really do.  --pg. 110