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


Thanks John for reminding us to dream….for….There is a place within each and every one of us – a spark lies there – and from that spark is ignited a dream.-Peter Sinclair @ johnmaxwellonleadership.com

I was never a bookworm and to tell you honestly I hate books and I am not fond of reading books that is why when I heard about this book review the first thing that comes into my mind is 'ay ang hassle' but because it is a requirement that I need to pass and I need to graduate on time so I have no choice but to read it but then I realized that the book that I am reading is very helpful. despite of my busy schedule as a student and also taking my internship, I see to it that each day before my day ends I read 4-5 pages but after 2 days reading the book, I increased the pages by reading the whole chapter per day and reach to a point were I read the book three times and would like to read it more often.

While I am reading the book, I realized that the 10 questions precede the next one. The first chapter of the book was the very crucial one that needs to be addressed well because it asked the ownership question that would test if it is really your dream. It might have been your parents dream for you or worst is others dream that you adopt to get the recognition of people. So from now on, always remember that Before you pick a dream make sure it's your choice because it will be the one that you will be working in your life.

After three times reading the book, I wonder why even though I've repeatedly read the book, it didn't stop me to refer to the book each day when I remember my dream.It's like their is something that pushing me that I can achieve my dream by remembering the guidelines given by John Maxwell because all questions and advices are all practical and realistic. the book comprised of 10 chapters, with each chapter has its own question of somehow testing your level of achieving your dream. I also apply the 10 question into my life, I also test myself with these ten questions. On some, I answered yes but I stopped on question number seven which is the Cost question which states
Am I willing to pay the price for my dream?. I am currently on my Human Resource course and I want to become a Flight attendant. It is somehow my course is irrelevant on my dream. I want to achieve my dream but sometimes I ask myself if I can sacrifice my course that I am taking up now which will definitely be put to waste. I am enjoying and happy doing HR work but I feel that I am not productive nor satisfied with what I am doing. I am honestly confused but as John Maxwell says that "think of what will make your mind and heart engaged on what you are doing."

Before or After my graduation, I am planning to apply first on an airline company well not as an HR practitioner but a flight attendant. who knows you might see me soon on your next trip. I research about it always and I am also preparing on the things that I will encounter. I know it won't be easy but again at least if ever I fail in this part of my life, I actually will not stop until I reach my dream and will never regret that I did not do anything to achieve my dream

I know each and everyone of us has a dream, even you have difficulty or not in achieving your own dream, try reading this book. It will really help you realize your potential and your direction.

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  1. Anonymous Anonymous | March 13, 2010 at 10:44 PM |  

    sounds like a great book based from your review. i want to read this, i need some directions for my path in life.

  2. Anonymous Anonymous | March 13, 2010 at 10:44 PM |  

    sounds like a great book based from your review. i want to read this, i need some directions for my path in life.

  3. Blogger tj | March 13, 2010 at 10:52 PM |  

    Thank you for this book review. Honestly, I am not fond of reading books except to those which I find interesting. Well I guess everybody wants to achieve their dreams but it will really require a lot of hard work and sacrifices. This book might answer some of the questions in my mind. Thank you. I’ll give this a try. :D

  4. Blogger Patricia | March 13, 2010 at 10:54 PM |  

    thanks on all your comments. this book is a must read book:)

  5. Blogger kim | March 13, 2010 at 10:59 PM |  

    This one looks good!I'll definitely add this to my collection!thanks for the summary!God bless!

  6. Anonymous Anonymous | March 13, 2010 at 11:45 PM |  

    it's good to hear that you are getting interested in reading books patricia! :) keep up the good work :)

  7. Blogger tiff | March 13, 2010 at 11:47 PM |  

    the book is awesome.. thank you for giving me an insight about it.. i was so curious about how we all have dreams but only few have the courage to go and make it come true, that's why i really read it from cover to cover..

  8. Anonymous Anonymous | March 13, 2010 at 11:55 PM |  

    nice...i think i should read this book...keep dreaming!!god bless..

  9. Anonymous Anonymous | March 14, 2010 at 7:24 AM |  

    Good dispatch and this enter helped me alot in my college assignement. Gratefulness you as your information.

  10. Anonymous Anonymous | March 14, 2010 at 9:51 AM |  

    nice book based from your review.. want to read this book someday :)

  11. Anonymous Anonymous | March 14, 2010 at 9:51 AM |  

    nice book based from your review.. want to read this book someday :)

  12. Anonymous Ariz | March 14, 2010 at 10:12 AM |  

    I think I found the next book to read. This book for sure will inspire me to achieve what I really want. Nice review. keep reading patricia :)

  13. Anonymous Anonymous | March 14, 2010 at 10:51 PM |  

    hi patricia. I read your post and it seems like the book is very interesting. more post like this.

  14. Anonymous Anonymous | March 14, 2010 at 10:55 PM |  

    after reading your blog i already want to read the book its sounds so inspiring... i am looking forward that you will achieve your dreams in life.. Goodluck!

  15. Blogger Patricia | March 14, 2010 at 10:58 PM |  

    thanks on all your comment. thank you for reading my blog entry. please also share it to everyone:) thanks. God bless

  16. Anonymous Blazer_15 | March 15, 2010 at 9:50 PM |  

    So from now on, always remember that Before you pick a dream make sure it's your choice because it will be the one that you will be working in your life.

    I like this!!! Achieve first what you always dream of... I'M interested to read the book after reading your blog.. is it available in the LIBRARY?? hehehe... :D

    Goodluck with in achieving your dreams... You can do it PAt!!!