Put Your Dream To The Test


We are all dreamers. We have small and big dreams. Essentially, greatness of our dreams and how we nurture ourselves in the process of fulfilling our dreams are the significant aspects to be considered. It is crucial to take care of the end and the journey. This is the ultimate message that John C. Maxwell conveys to the readers.
He rightly says, “In the end, it is not our dreams that we conquer. It is ourselves.”

In his book, “Put Your Dream to the Test”, he takes us through these key ten questions, which in fact, also form the ten chapters. In every chapter, he shares about the stories of people and his personal anecdotes backed up with suitable quotable quotes to merit his propositions.

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?

All these straightforward questions, which are equally important, put us in deep reflection mode. These questions really put our dream to the test. These trigger our thinking process and help us see our dream and seize it.

He rightly points out that “If you desire to live your dream, you cannot afford to answer yes to just one or two questions of a few questions. The more times you can answer yes, the greater the odds that you will achieve your dream. When you achieve your dream, the world becomes a better place.”

I agree with John that this checklist of questions gives us the opportunity to look into the clarity of vision, strategy, passion, degree of effort and determination that go into making the dream come true. In any case, if we think that our dreams should not be left to chance then, this book comes handy for us.


Reviewed by on November 3rd, 2018