Pick Up Your Broken Dreams by Dr. Duyilemi Akindele Felix is a challenging and thought-provoking book. Within it, is information capable of triggering your mindset back to (or transforming it into) the winning state of mind you deserve. A reader with a shattered dream will most definitely be inspired.
The Author begins with this captivating quote from world-famous playwright William Shakespeare, ‘The eyes of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man’s hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive nor his heart to report what my dream was”. This quote, and the passage it was taken from describing how vast, great, and awesome our dreams can be, if only we dare to dream them. I am predominantly impressed by the diverse perspectives the writer brought to the book, viewpoints that can help you resist and overcome the compulsion to tap out when it feels like you can’t make it because your dream seems impossible.
“Pick up your broken dreams” may sound like a book with the typical points obtainable from its genre. The title alone prompted expectations of pages summarily saying “rejuvenate your dreams”(which it did), but unlike the regular ‘Do not give up’, I was flabbergasted at the truthfulness of the writer and this honesty helped change my expectations. It also helped that each point he made was backed by a thoughtful quote or biblical instance.
Duyilemi Akindele Felix helpfully and carefully envelopes the book by inducing every spiritual facet there is. About a third of the book is devoted to outlining the spiritual characteristic of dreams. Often in this book, his thoughts are contrasted with the life of certain people who made it by not giving up. Beyond that, he uses his life as an illustration ( He went through a lot I must admit). This makes the book challenging and provocative but refreshing in many ways.
The book confirms that we all have unique dreams (good news). No two persons have exactly the same dreams even if there are some comparisons (example: Writing a book)
It also points out how critically important fulfillment of dreams is because every dream carries a great potential of being a success. It makes clear that fulfilling dreams will invite critics and challenges (even from friends and family), but these are merely part of the process of dream fulfillment.
Passionate in making sure the dream in each reader doesn’t die out, the writer didn’t sugar coat anything, leaving no room for a mediocre mindset to keep dwelling in its mediocrity, pushing every reader to the wall, I could almost hear the book ask me ‘what’s your excuse?’
Dr. Felix gave us examples of those who fulfilled their purpose in life regardless of their financial situations or educational background. To be honest, before I started reading this book, I didn’t know Abraham Lincoln had his own setbacks (problems that could have killed a man with a weak mind-set’s dream).
Above all, for me, what struck me the most while reading, is the writer’s encounter with the great Father Abraham, the Great Prophet Elijah and many more in the Bible, painting an intense and vivid picture of his encounter with them. Personally, I think that was very thoughtful. They are the great cloud of witnesses (more info on that is in the book) to him, they showed him that they made mistakes too when they were alive, but that wasn’t enough to stop the plans of God in their life.
Without a doubt, there is profound value and wisdom and much spirituality to be gained by reading the book. It instructs us to never ignore the main purpose of our living (Dreams) and to make sure that potential is not overlooked by the carrier. If you are a lover of inspirational books, Pick Up Your Broken Dreams is a must read.