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Math Equation for Success in Life

Updated on March 29, 2014

Math Equation for Success in Life

This information should be required reading for all high school students before they graduate. Why? Because adhering to the following mathematical equation will help you achieve your goals in business and in life. From a strictly mathematical viewpoint, think about this:

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%?

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?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:

Think of the letters in the alphabet represented as numbers:


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.

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

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:
2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

And look how far a** kissing will take you.
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?

Check it out. Are you one of the 55%?

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%.

© Copyright BJ Rakow, Ph.D. 2011, 2014. All rights reserved.

Author, "Much of What You Know about Job Search Just Ain't So."

An enlightening book about job search with dynamic facts about interviewing, negotiating, networking, and creating a powerful resume.


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