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schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Now we have hard proof of how all you successful folks "made" it

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%?
 
How about achieving 103%?

What makes up 100% in life? 

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

If: 
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 

Is represented as: 
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% 

And, 

B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T 

2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 
103% 

AND, look how far 
ass kissing will take you. 

A-S-S-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, but 

Its the
 Bull**bleep** and Ass Kissing that will put you over the top. 
Now you know why some people are where they are!
15 Replies
kraft-t
Senior Advisor

Re: Now we have hard proof of how all you successful folks "made" it

Where is the kudo button when you need one?

 

BTW when youy do it, it is kissing butt. When i do it , it s promoting oneself.   Heh!

Democratforlife
Senior Contributor

Re: Now we have hard proof of how all you successful folks "made" it

So, that is how you two guys made it big. I always wondered. I didn't think it could be from work.

kraft-t
Senior Advisor

Re: Now we have hard proof of how all you successful folks "made" it

Perhaps that is your problem. You don't think.

Democratforlife
Senior Contributor

Re: Now we have hard proof of how all you successful folks "made" it

Nope......not a problem for me. I like work.

GreaTOne_65
Senior Contributor

Re: Now we have hard proof of how all you successful folks "made" it

Maybe you can take some advice from my Grandad, when he said, " You'll never get to be a millionare with your coat off"!

Canuck_2
Senior Contributor

Re: Now we have hard proof of how all you successful folks "made" it

Yes Kraft that is often the problem, no thinking.

 

I know and have seen people who worked very hard, very long hours and did stupid things without 'thinking' that lost any thing they ever made by hard work.

 

GTO's grandfather is probably right.

The BIG money is often made with a suit coat on.

hardnox604008
Advisor

Re: Now we have hard proof of how all you successful folks "made" it

From the viewpoint of traditional protestant theology the point of work isn't to get rich it is to occupy yourself because idle hands are the devil's workshop.

 

When the third generation of Puritans began to become wealthy as a natural result of their hard work and thrift (and as a result of being among the first Europeans on a virgin continent, and beneficiaries of reasonable rule of law in the English tradition) it was a source of distress for the surviving elders.

 

Of course once they became prosperous they were inclined to various forms of frivolity.

ollie2655
Senior Contributor

Re: no wonder you have it

success that is congrats on seeing how you got your gov check--were they all rosey

kraft-t
Senior Advisor

Re: Now we have hard proof of how all you successful folks "made" it

As an old coot with little strength and energy left, I wonder how we ever got all that work done. I was well acquainted with a scoop shovel and a silage fork. Lots of work in the 60's and 70's without benefit of skid steer loaders. A lot of hogs farrow to finish and done the hard way, Feeding cattle and filling the silo and emptying out with a silage fork. Tossing it down the chute and lfilling baskets and string it along the feed bunks.

 

Also winter weather with the power going out and hauling water from town with milk cans to water sows and pigs in the farrowing house. Chopping ice from around hog waterers and sometimes scooping the snow away from fence lines so the hogs wouldn't walk over the fences.

 

We didn't have any weight problems in those days that was for sure. Fortunately it got better, but the real answer to prosperity in not the hard work but in the good luck of doing the right thing at the right time. Buying land and then sacrificing to make the payments. Discipline to make the mortgage payments instead of buying cars pickups and machinery.

 

Good decisions among some bad ones but luck had a good deal to do with it. However, if you do want to win the lottery, you do have to buy a ticket. And when the bottom is falling out of the land market, you have to have the cojones to sign the purchase contract. You don't know after land has depreciated 2/3rds whether it is done deflating or not.