One of my goals for 2016 is to get back to my roots and read more books. As the great Frederick Douglass said, ‘Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.’ Books are a passion – nay, an obsession of mine and always have been. I grew up in the library and my parents fostered my love of reading and learning. With books I have lived a thousand lives, found myself absorbed in different worlds, and learned immensely more than I could have otherwise. I have a goal of reading 100 books this year, along with me!
Rhinoceros Success: The Secret to Charging Full Speed Toward Every Opportunity by Scott Alexander is inspiring and goofy. The entire short novel encourages the reader to ‘be a rhinoceros’- to charge after what they want full speed. Don’t be like the lazy cows, who could help themselves if they wanted but are too lazy and dumb to get their act together. It becomes fairly repetitive, but inspires nonetheless. Create goals, and then act on them. New habits must be developed- like charging, audacity, and persistence. Choose to be happy. Don’t ask for anyone’s permission. Keep charts and graphs on your progress. Make it rough and demanding. Charge on!
What do you want? Go get it.
That’s book 12 of 100! Read all the reviews here.
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Book 12: Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander