## 07 November 2016

### Making It To The Top

Attributed to a couple of unknown math teachers having considerable experience, what follows has an indisputable mathematical logic. The simple exercise is also humorous and entertaining.

What makes 100%?

What does it mean to give more than 100%

Have you ever wondered about those who say that they are giving more than 100%? Probably all of us have been to meetings where you are encouraged to give more than 100%.

How about achieving 103% or what makes up 100% in life?

What follows now is a simple formula that might help one to provide answers to these questions.

Each letter in the alphabet … A through Z … is represented by its corresponding sequential number, i.e., 1 through 26.

A simple table is provided for those among us with lazy minds.

A1 B2 C3 D4 E5 F6 G7 H8
I9 J10 K11 L12 M13 N14
O15 P16 Q17 R18 S19 T20
U21 V22 W23 X24 Y25 Z26

It then follows that

H A R D W O R K would be calculated thusly
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

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

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

However,

B U L L S H I T
2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

Expanded the same exercise further to provide more.

A S S - K I S S I N G
1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%

Therefore, one can safely conclude, with mathematical certainty, that while hard work and knowledge will get you close, and  attitude will get you there. It’s the bullshit and ass kissing that will put you over the  top.

Now you know why politicians are where they are!