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A Book Review of Dream Big by Bob Goff

Updated: Jan 28, 2021

Women of Reverence would like to thank Yamkela Pan for her book review.

Find and Reach Your Biggest Dreams

Bob Goff, the New York Times bestselling author of Love Does and Everybody, Always, is on a mission to help people recapture the version of their lives they dreamed about before fear started calling the shots. He wants them to dream big.

In his revelatory yet utterly practical new book, Bob takes you on a life-proven journey to rediscover your dreams and turn them into reality. Based on his enormously popular Dream Big workshop, Bob draws on a lifetime of living and dreaming large to help you reach your larger-than-life dreams. In Dream Big he shows how to

  • learn to define clearly your dreams for yourself,

  • identify the obstacles holding you back,

  • come up with a specific plan for reaching goals, and

  • develop the tools that will help you act on the plan.

Dream Big is the only book you need to uncover the wild and exciting dream for your life you’ve hidden from yourself--and help you take the steps necessary to achieve it.

Reviewed by:

Yamkela Pan

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I am a wife to Unathi, mother to three handsome boys and an entrepreneur. In the year of Covid-19, I started a virtual assistance business called PANVA ( Pan Virtual Assistants). I am also a proud member of the Virtual Assistants Association of South Africa (VAASA). I have a bubbly personality and I am not easily swayed by external factors (that's just a nice way to say I'm stubborn😆) I enjoy, cooking, cleaning and creating content.

What drew you to read this book:

I recently started a virtual assistance business and knew that it could be bigger than what it was and even what I imagined it to be. The title of the book enticed me because I wanted to let go of the fear of success. It challenged me to dream big before I even read the first page.

What impact did this book have:

More than anything this book helped me to be more self-aware. It spoke to my fears, made me practically examine my weaknesses and helped me realise that my abilities were given to me for a divine purpose; I needed to use what was in my hand. It reiterated that God has given me the tools that I need to not just plan but to execute by putting the plan into action. I enjoyed the practicality of the book and loved how Bob uses real-life stories to get his message across. Addressing the fear of success was the toughest part for me in this journey and is still a work in progress.

In a paragraph, what is the main point:

The main points that I took from the book are: 1. Transformation of the mind and paradigms have to shift before you can start the journey of dreaming 2. Before you can dream big, you need to be in a position to dream. 3. You have to identify and address the obstacles that hinder you from dreaming big. 4. Dreaming big is good and all but without putting those dreams into action, they will never materialise and will remain just that...dreams

Who would benefit from reading it:

Those who feel idle and stagnant Those who need direction If you are struggling with any sort of fear Those who need practical tools that will assist them in seeing things on a bigger scale.

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All comments are reviewers own.

Published by Thomas Nelson nd distributed by Struik Christian Media.

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