Monday, May 25, 2009

Book Review: Put Your Dream to the Test by John Maxwell

There are two kinds of good books: some that are so good you just can't put down, and some that you read slowly and soak in every word.

Put Your Dream to the Test is the latter. In fact, I'm reading it so slowly that I haven't even finished it. If I waited until I did, this review may not be written for quite some time!

I have this tendency to always need something to look forward to, whether it be a simple project, a trip, a new book about finding your purpose, or a huge new assignment. That being said, though, I can honestly say that I am not much of a dreamer. I don't have a burning passion that drives me every day. So I wasn't sure this book was for me.

We were created for a specific purpose in this life and whether we know it or not, we all have a dream deep down inside that will help us fulfill that purpose. New York Times bestselling author John Maxwell has compiled a list of ten questions in this book that you ask yourself, which will either help you identify your dream, or move forward on the path to achieving the one you already have. These questions cover everything from clarity, reality and passion to strategy, cost and fulfillment.

His questions are thought provoking and really make you examine yourself and your dream. He encourages you all along the way with stories from people who achieved their dreams, and tips to help you become one of them.

If you have a dream that you'd love to see become reality, then pick up this book. If you don't have a dream, read this book and you're likely to find one!

On Memorial Day

I want to say "Thank you" today to all the soldiers, past and present, who have given up so much to serve this country. To the families of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, I want to say that those brave souls are not forgotten. And to those troops serving right now, my prayers are with you. Godspeed and God bless!


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