Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Last month I chose John Maxwell's latest book as one of the items to review for Amazon's Vine program. It's called, "Put Your Dreams to the Test: 10 Questions That Will Help You See It and Seize It." You can see the product page by clicking here.

The premise of the book is that we all have a "dream" for our life. Mr. Maxwell helps us to evaluate that dream and get it on track by asking ten questions about that dream. Things such as, is it really our dream (do we have ownership of it or are we trying to live the dream someone else has for us.. like how Asian parents all want their kids to be filthy rich doctors and lawyers), can we see it clearly, is it realistic, etc.

In other words, he provides a structure or framework for our dreams. There's a chapter devoted to each question that elaborates on it, includes some motivational examples, and closes with a list of questions to ask ourselves to determine if we're headed in the right direction.

Seeing as how I'm feeling like Lou Rawls singing "Down Here on the Ground" (from Cool Hand Luke), I thought being offered that book was good timing. I'm down here on the ground and I'm wanting something better.

Just what exactly that "something better" is, after reading the book and asking myself the questions, I'd have to say I am not exactly sure. What I thought doesn't seem to quite fit now. Gotta do some more thinking about that!

Meanwhile, if you're old like me, click on the YouTube and have some memories flood in.

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