Title: Put your dream to the test
Author: John C. Maxwell © 2009,
Thomas Nelson Publishers, USA.
This is a great book that asks fundamental questions regarding the dreams that we each have. Are those really our dreams or are they imposed on us by others around us? Does achieving those dreams fulfil us and benefit others? How can this be done, especially when the dreams we envision are so much bigger than ourselves?
How do we handle critiques and discouragers, beginning with ourselves, seeing as we are the very first people to lack confidence in our dreams and abilities? These are questions you definitely want answered regarding your personal dream that will have the butterfly effect to reach the world around you.
I’d like to quote a bit from the book.
“Only a clear picture of who you are and where you want to go can help you prioritize what you need to do. We all make choices. The question is, are you going to make choices that bring you closer to your dream or take you farther away from it? If you don’t know exactly what your dream is, then you won’t be capable of making the right choices. Clarity of vision creates clarity of priorities.”
“Is your dream based on your real strengths? ….. If you’ve been told you’re capable of doing anything you set your mind to – and believed it – then you’re not being realistic about your strengths. If, on the other hand, you’ve been told you’ll never amount to anything – and you’ve believed it – you’re not being realistic either. You need to know where you have not talent or skill and see the true potential in your areas of strength. You must be able to put it all together and passionately pursue your dreams by building on your strengths. Do you know your strengths? Can you see yourself using those strengths in your dream? ….. When people’s talent does not match their dreams and they fail to recognize it, they will be forever working but never winning.”
I rest my case.
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