Your dream has power. It can inspire and empower you. But what does it take to make that dream a reality? The book 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. 

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Dr. John Maxwell draws on his forty years of mentoring experience to expertly guide you through the ten questions required of every successful dreamer.

Chris Marlow, founder of Help One Now, writes about Dr. Maxwell’s book, “There is no doubt we all have dreams. Yet, for many those dreams seem untouchable or hard to capture in the real world. John Maxwell strives to help us connect the dots with a practical book that can be a huge benefit to all of us ‘dreamers’.”

In Put Your Dream to the Test, John C. Maxwell puts forth ten questions that we should ask ourselves to help us realize our dreams. Dr. Maxwell defines a dream as “an inspiring picture of the future that energizes your mind, will, and emotions, empowering you to do everything you can to achieve it.” His ten-step “Dream Test” forms a framework for people to examine different aspects of their dreams including ownership, clarity, reality, passion, pathway, people, cost, tenacity, fulfillment, and significance. When people can answer “yes” to each of the ten questions, the likelihood that they will achieve their dreams significantly improves.

Determine for yourself if your dreams are likely to come true by asking yourself these ten questions:

  1. The Ownership Question: Is my dream really my Dream?
  2. The Clarity Question: Do I clearly see my dream?
  3. The Reality Question: Am I depending on factors within my control to achieve my dream?
  4. The Passion Question: Does my dream compel me to follow it?
  5. The Pathway Question: Do I have a strategy to reach my dream?
  6. The People Question: Have I included the people I need to realize my dream?
  7. The Cost Question: Am I willing to pay the price for my dream?
  8. The Tenacity Question: Am I moving closer to my dream?
  9. The Fulfillment Question: Does working toward my dream bring satisfaction?
  10. The Significance Question: Does my dream benefit others?

So what is the purpose of these ten questions? These questions present a plan for those who have a dream and want to see it through. John Maxwell’s essential advice to others is to not leave our dreams to chance. There are ways to increase the likelihood of our dreams coming to fruition. Answering these ten questions is the first step to making your dreams a reality.




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The GetNugget’s book summary covers John Maxwell’s ideas and methods of how and when to “Put Your Dream to the Test.” It reaches a whole new dimension of “dream power” as a structure for inspiration, energy, and motivation. Guide yourself by Maxwell’s methods, visualize and make your dreams count. Initially, choose your goals wisely, if you want to change them into reality – they must be realistic for the present situation. You need to find the perfect balance between reality and fantasy.

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Put Your Dream to the Test is a functional masterpiece – it challenges its readers to reach beyond the restrictions of today. Author John Maxwell regularly repeats the ten vital question that every individual need to answer. If you want to achieve your objectives, be prepared to respond all of them.

Maxwell has a solution for the difficulty of measuring your dream’s odds for realization. Only if you are able to answer at least half of these questions positively – your idea can be seen as realistic.

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