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."
Don't leave your dream to chance. This book is a must-have and can make the difference between failure and success.
carat diamond was found in the area that he had visited. It is now known as the Star of South Africa, and it launched the region’s first mining operation in what is today the world’s largest producer of diamonds. And what about Gregory? His name lives on, but not as he might wish. In the diamond industry, when someone exhibits bad judgment, it’s called “pulling a Gregory.”3 Among the people who flocked to South Africa during the diamond rush was Cecil Rhodes, a young man from Britain who dreamed
potential? Estimate how much work it will take for you to develop into the person who can achieve his or her dream. Verify your assessment with a trusted mentor or adviser. CHAPTER 4 The Passion Question Does My Dream Compel Me to Follow It? If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you. —STEVE JOBS Have you ever gone to a carnival or game arcade and seen one of the machines called the passion meter? It’s
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