# Math Equation for Success in Life

Updated on March 29, 2014

## Math Equation for Success in Life

What makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? What does that really mean? Have you ever been to a meeting or a conference where someone, perhaps your boss or the president of the company, asks you to give over 100%? Maybe, even 110%?

## How to be Successful

That got me to thinking (I've been known to do that from time to time), what actually makes up that 100% we are supposed to give in life?

Think of the letters in the alphabet represented as numbers:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

Then:
H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

And
K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

But
A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%.

Isn't that a great example? Your attitude is 100% of everything you do.

On the other hand:
B-U-L-L-S-*-*-T
2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

And look how far a** kissing will take you.
A-*-*-K-I-S-S-I-N-G
1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%

So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that while HARD WORK and KNOWLEDGE will get you close, and ATTITUDE will get you there, it's the BULLS**T and A** KISSING that will put you over the top and guarantee your success.

I know what you're thinking. You don't want to use those last two behaviors in order to succeed. Okay. Let me put it this way. In addition to having that 100% positive attitude in order to succeed, you better sharpen up your politically correct behavior as well. You may not label it as I have but it is definitely what you should employ when the boss asks you after delivering his too wordy, too long, and too boring lecture to the troops: "Well, what did you think of my speech?"

During your pursuit of success, it is an asset also to be considered intelligent. Here is a very simple test to gauge your Intellect.

Take a look at the following video. Can you read what it says?

## Intelligence and Intellect

Did you understand the scrambled words in that video?

Only 55% of 100 people who read those words will understand them. What does that mean?

Simple. If you understand them, you are one of the 55%! And therefore more intelligent than the remaining 45%.

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