A rhino has keen senses of smell and hearing and can run at a speed in excess of 30 m.p.h., which is faster than a squirrel, and is comparable to a deer and a kangaroo. The phrase “rampaging rhino” inspires fear and trepidation in thought, let alone in person.
However, a rhino is limited by poor vision. A typical rhino can only see about 30 feet, maximum, in any direction at any time. The hard-charging behemoth is quick to outrun his field of vision, somewhat akin to running full speed into and through a thick wall of fog. Most creatures would curtail or eliminate running, or at least move with caution and in a timid manner, considering their limited vision. Not the rhino.
The hard-charging rhino never appears timid when in motion, perhaps helped by its protuberance, the horn that threatens to impale anything in its way. A rhino in flight plunges full steam ahead like a runaway locomotive without brakes. No trepidation, no slowing down. No consideration of its veritable, practical and literal blindness.
It is ironic that a group of rhinos is called a “crash,” which seems an apt description of a likely scenario should one run in your direction. The term is indicative of their frightening potential, and is appropriate to their overall intimidating nature.
Live like the rhino. Pursue your dream with the same rampaging style. Don’t worry about crashing or running too fast or being unable to see a clear path toward your objective. Charge, full blast, and trust that you will smash and bash and yes, crash through any obstacle in your path. You don’t have to see it, to defeat it. Run right through it and reach your destiny!
From January 2011, http://raising-a-man.tumblr.com