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Imagine This: The Key to Success

Saturday, August 4, 2012
Imagine This is a feature hosted by Austin at Imaginary Reads where he comes up with a question that asks readers to explore a book and come up with an outcome using the power of imagination.
This week's giveaway

In The White Glove War, the key to the success of the members of the Magnolia League is magic. Unfortunately, we don't have magic. What do you think the key to success is?

To enter, follow Imaginary Reads and tell me what you think the key to success is. The person who comes up with the best answer will receive a copy of The White Glove War.

Giveaway open to US only, but anyone is free to comment. Extra entry in another giveaway happening on the blog for tweeting the following message provided below:

What do you think the key to success is? Tell us @ImaginaryReads for a chance to #win a copy of The White Glove War! #giveaway

Don't forget to leave a link to your tweet in the comments section along with the name of the giveaway you'd like your extra entry to be counted towards.

Giveaway is open through August 17th. The winner will be announced on August 18th.

Don't forget. There is still another week to enter the giveaway for last week's Imagine This. To enter, click here.

8 comments on "Imagine This: The Key to Success"
  1. Hard work and determination will get you wherever you want to go. I promise.

  2. oh almost forgot:

  3. Perserverance!

    leannessf at gmail dot com

    1. Tweeted: Entered at Imaginary Reads!

    2. Oops! Messed up the tweet so here is the real link!

  4. Guess who just wrote an SAT essay about this? Anyways, there is no “key” to success. It takes a combination of things in order to achieve happiness (which, to me, is the definition and proof of success). Sorry if I ramble – I tend to do that when I make lists.

    1. Don’t be too arrogant! By doing this, you expect a lot of others, and probably of yourself. For most people, the path to success is a hard one, and there are going to be times where you’re not the superior in situations. Plus, kindness and humility could go a long way when you’re trying to become successful.

    2. Work hard, and never give up. I think this is a given. Everything takes hard work and a little patience. Take Walt Disney for example. His first cartoon wasn’t anything close to Mickey Mouse! It was a while until Walt Disney first got noticed, and until that time, he worked for hours, and struggled a lot.

    3. Life’s not fair. Deal with it. I’m not going to lie. Some people are born millionaires because their parents are the richest people in the world. But guess what? You can become that millionaire too, with a bit of luck and hard work, and a bunch of other things along the way. Don’t expect to be treated the same as everybody either – there’s always stereotypes and judgment among individuals.

    4. Have a motivation, and make it a good one. I’m going to take book blogging as an example, because I’m more familiar with that area. ARCs and “free” books are pretty trophies that a lot of people dream of. But guess what? Before getting these, you need to work hard to build relationships and a good following. But if ARCs and “free” books are your only motivation, that will probably be the focus of your blog. You’ll be much to focused on your numbers, not your content or your readers. And most of the time, it shows, which further slows your progress. The motivation for book blogging is supposed to be your love of literature, not how many followers you have, or how many books you receive in a week. But that being said, even if numbers aren’t your focus, you should be motivated to maintain your blog, or all the work you do will go to waste.

    5. Be patient. Have you ever heard the quote “It takes years of experience to build a one night success?” It exactly sums up this point. Some individuals will fail only because of bad luck. I’m sorry, it happens. Some individuals are in a stalemate because nothing good (or bad, hopefully) has happened to them. But patience is a virtue – success is not a one-night thing.

    6. Don’t take the easy or deceitful way out. Karma or the Golden Rule will catch up to you. I promise. Plus, sometimes the harder or longer way helps you learn even more!

    7. Be realistic. Not all goals are possible. Sometimes circumstances prevent someone from reaching their dreams. If you are pursuing an almost impossible dream, keep in mind that you shouldn’t be too hard on yourself if you make a mistake. It is almost impossible after all.

    8. Learn from mistakes. I’m not talking about only yourself. Learn from other’s mistakes too. If someone was fired because they were late seven times, make sure you’re not late seven times. That being said, don’t be too harsh on yourself either. Calm down, de-stress, take a deep breath, think for a while, and see what you can do better next time.

    That’s all that I can think of for now! Sorry for rambling o-o I hope this post looks smaller when it’s actually published…

    My tweet: (: (For A Need So Wicked, if that's possible. If not, then First to Dream of Love)

  5. I think the key to success is reading lots of great books, eating large amounts of chocolate, and consuming huge amounts of coffee to keep you going- all with close friends. Being happy is with the simple things in life is what makes a person happy and successful. Because, really, if you are a happy person, you are a person others wish to be around, and that is true success to me.

    GFC: Twisty J

  6. Never give up. No matter what talents you have, you cannot win if you give up. If you aren't good enough, then work hard. And if you're at the top, then you need to keep working so that no one else can take away your spot. Literature gives us insight into all areas of life, and the ones who give up never attain success. If they do, then it is because something drives them to pick up the pieces and keep going.


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