exceeding 100%

i have something to write about my experience yesterday (first time on the bus in 3 years!!!). but i’ll keep that for later. for now, i’ll dig into my ‘forwarded-mail’ archive … and i’ve got this one, a very old one.

%(me)back when i worked for a company (in thailand), i forwarded this to everyone working w/ me. i’ve also made certain that the boss got the message. :P%


We have all been to those meetings where someone wants more than 100%. Well here’s how you do that. Here’s how you can achieve 103%. First of all, here’s a little math that might prove helpful in the future.

How does one achieve 100% in LIFE? Begin by noting the following. IF: A = 1 B = 2 C = 3 D = 4 E = 5 F = 6 G = 7 H = 8 I = 9 J = 10 K = 11 L = 12 M = 13 N = 14 O = 15 P = 16 Q =17 R = 18 S =19 T = 20 U = 21 V = 22 W = 23 X = 24 Y = 25 Z = 26

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

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

But interesting (and as you’d expect), A T T I T U D E = 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100% … This is how you achieve 100% in LIFE.

But EVEN MORE IMPORTANT TO NOTE (or REALIZE), is B U L L S H I T = 2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

So now you know what all those high-priced consultants, upper management, and motivational speakers really mean when they want to exceed 100%!