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The Magic in Me series is designed to internally motivate students and general readers to maximize their potential, no matter the background or circumstances. The authors believe that everyone is special and can achieve success.
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The Magic In Me Series #2Imagine Me
By Montrell Greene Robie Greene
AuthorHouseCopyright © 2011 Montrell Greene
All right reserved.
Chapter OneJoe Penguin had a dream. He wanted to be a singer. Although he practiced, nothing but squeaks came out. "Errrck, errrck, errrcck!" Joe felt bad about the way he sounded. header
Joe joined the choir at school, but all the other kids just laughed and made fun of him.
Joe became very sad. After school, he ran home to his grandfather. "They laughed at my singing, Grandpa! What do I do?" Joe said, crying.
Grandfather sat down in his rocking chair and looked up at Joe. "If you want it badly enough, keep practicing," he said. "I already practice," said Joe, frustrated.
"It's not just about practicing, it's about what you picture while you practice," Grandpa Penguin said. "Just imagine yourself on stage hitting every note and the crowd clapping wildly. You cannot be anything unless you believe you can do it, and the first step is to imagine yourself doing it. Keep practicing and start imagining."
The next day, Joe did just what Grandpa told him to do.
Right before choir practice, Joe stood in the hallway and imagined himself on stage singing in front of a cheering crowd. Joe became very excited about what he imagined. During class, he sang with the rest of the choir, but only those terrible squeaks came out. "Errrrck!" Several students covered their ears while the others laughed.
Joe walked with his head hung low all the way home. When he got home, he sniffed and asked his grandfather, "Why didn't it work? They all laughed at me again."
"It didn't work yet because imagining is only part of the magic of achieving your dream. You have to work hard and practice too. It doesn't matter if those other students laugh at you. If you want it badly enough, stick with practicing and keep imagining yourself singing—or you will stop believing," said Grandpa Penguin.
Joe did just what his grandpa told him to do. He kept practicing his singing and believing in himself. He still heard some squeaks, but he also started to hear actual notes. Little by little, those few notes turned into many notes. Even the other choir members noticed and started to compliment Joe. Joe never gave up imagining and never stopped practicing. After many weeks, he developed a wonderful voice.
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