Put Your Dream to the Test: 10 Questions to Help You See It and Seize It
John C. Maxwell
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Do you dream big? Now you can put your dream to the test and bring it to life!
What's the difference between a dreamer and someone who achieves a dream? According to best-selling author Dr. John Maxwell, the answer lies in answering ten powerful, yet straightforward, questions. Whether you've lost sight of an old dream or you are searching for a new one within you, Put Your Dream to the Test provides a step-by-step action plan that you can start using today to see, own, and reach your dream. Dr. Maxwell draws on his forty years of mentoring experience to expertly guide you through the ten questions required of every successful dreamer.
"It's one thing to have a dream. It's another to do the things needed to achieve it," says Maxwell. "If you're willing to put your dream to the test?and do what's needed to answer yes to the ten dream questions?then your odds are very good for seeing your dream become reality."
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contribute? Who do you want to become? In other words, what does success look like for you? If you don’t define it, you won’t be able to achieve it. It sounds overly simple, but a primary reason that most people don’t get what they want is that they don’t know what they want. They haven’t defined their dream in clear and compelling detail. As actor and author Ben Stein asserts, “The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.” “The
lifting horizon, no precious cargo to carry. His hours are absorbed in routine and petty tyrannies. Small wonder if he gets dissatisfied, quarrelsome and “fed up.” One of life’s greatest tragedies is a person with a 10-by-12 capacity and a two-by-four soul.4 If you feel that your life is closer to average than you desire, you need to do more dreaming. Nothing helps to break someone out of a rut like a worthwhile dream. 4. SOME PEOPLE LACK THE CONFIDENCE NEEDED TO PURSUE THEIR DREAMS It takes
will be able to SECURE your dream by following these steps. However, if you have a plan, remain flexible, focus your efforts, gather your resources, and work hard every day to move closer to your dream, you have a good chance of reaching your dream. As you put your strategy into practice and walk the pathway toward your dream, remember the Italian proverb: “Between saying and doing many a pair of shoes is worn out.” Dreams don’t come quickly or easily. And the rewards often don’t come until very
what I needed to work on most. And if I gave myself time to reflect on what I was told and seek improvement, I usually improved dramatically. “It takes humility to seek feedback. It takes wisdom to understand it, analyze it and appropriately act on it.” —STEPHEN R. COVEY Author Stephen R. Covey observed, “It takes humility to seek feedback. It takes wisdom to understand it, analyze it and appropriately act on it.”1It also takes humility to show appreciation for a person’s courage to provide
yes to the Significance Question, and neither you nor others will ever be the same. What a wonderful dream. CAN YOU ANSWER YES TO THE SIGNIFICANCE QUESTION: DOES MY DREAM BENEFIT OTHERS? At what stage of life do you currently find yourself? Are you simply surviving? If so, it’s time to take steps toward success. You cannot give what you do not have. Create a foundation and platform for giving to others by doing something significant for yourself. If you are not already pursuing your dream,