I first heard of this book through Dave Ramsey. I have read a couple of Dave’s books and always found great value in them. So when I read that he required all of his team members to read Rhinoceros Success in the first 90 days I figured I’d give it a read. While the name of the book might conjure up memories of the Berenstain Bears, I can assure you this book deserves its spot on my book shelf next to books like Napoleon Hills “Think and Grow Rich” and many other classics.
One of my favorite chapters in the book is chapter 8, “Work.” In the beginning of the chapter he says that “no one should be working. Work means drudgery and monotony.” Looking back over the jobs I’ve had, I can certainly understand what he means. I’ve had jobs in the past that were definitely “drudgery and monotony” and those jobs always felt like work. But on the other hand, I’ve had jobs that were fun and enjoyable and I never dreaded going in to work those days. When people hear me say I really enjoy my job, they sometimes look at me as if I’m crazy. I think those people should invest in a good mirror.
Possibly my favorite part of the book is when author Scott Alexander has you make a declaration that you are a rhino and write out on a 3×5 card “I am a rhinoceros! I have a damn-the-torpedoes spirit! I am full of energy and I can’t wait to get up in the morning to start charging!” I know it sounds a little odd, maybe even cheesy, but saying that every night before bed has really given me the jolt I need at times to wake up and start charging through the day.
Rhinoceros Success has truly pointed out a lot of great ways to take control of my life and get the most out of it. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking to get more out of life. If you feel like you’re lacking some focus and driver in your life, read Rhinoceros Success, and then most importantly, start CHARGING!