Wow! It was 34 years ago this year that I wrote “Rhinoceros Success”. I was recently asked if I would change anything in the book.
Why? What changed? Circumstances have certainly changed, but the principles of success have stayed the same and always will. You still have to have the desire to succeed. Without the will, it ain’t gonna happen.
You still have to take action. You gotta charge. Nothing will happen until you do. It is probably the biggest obstacle to succeeding at anything. It is easier to do nothing. That will never change. In fact, the government is making it easier to do nothing and is actually encouraging mediocrity.
Persistence is still essential. You still need to have two-inch-thick skin to put up with the setbacks, the obstacles, the disappointments, the roadblocks – the torpedoes. The attitude of never giving up can overcome a lot of handicaps like lack of education, no money, or 100 other reasons people come up with to justify their failure.
No, I would not change a single word, but I might add one to reflect the times: harder. Charge harder than ever! Dream bigger than ever! Persist longer than ever! Fight for your freedom harder than you ever have before. God bless. Scott Alexander
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