## How to Give 101%

This kinda reminds me of a job interview I had about twenty years ago. I was interviewing with a high-tech company in Boulder, Colorado, for the position of Controller. I made it to the final three interviews and really thought I nailed it. I get the call from the CEO and he informs me that I did not get the position due to my lack of experience at the time. Well during first interview I specifically stated that I did lack the experience but I have the education and knowledge to do the job. Well I made it to the final three because, as the CEO stated “I like your attitude”.

*Disclaimer – I am reposting this as I am not smart enough to actually figured this out.*

**The Beauty of Mathematics and the Love of God! This is TOO cool!**

Just the maths part is good enough, the end is even better.

I bet you will NOT be able to read it without sending it on to at least one other person!

Beauty of Mathematics!

1 x 8 + 1= 9

12 x 8 + 2= 98

123 x 8 + 3= 987

1234 x 8 + 4= 9876

12345 x 8 + 5= 98765

123456 x 8 + 6= 987654

1234567 x 8 + 7= 9876543

12345678 x 8 + 8= 98765432

123456789 x 8 + 9= 987654321

1 x 9 + 2 = 11

12 x 9 + 3 = 111

123 x 9 + 4 = 1111

1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111

12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111

123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111

1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111

12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111

123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

9 x 9 + 7 = 88

98 x 9 + 6 = 888

987 x 9 + 5 = 8888

9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888

98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888

987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888

9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888

98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

Brilliant, isn’t it? And look at this symmetry:

1 x 1 = 1

11 x 11 = 121

111 x 111 = 12321

1111 x 1111 = 1234321

11111 x 11111 = 123454321

111111 x 111111 = 12345654321

1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321

11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321

111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321

Mind Boggling….

Now, take a look at this…

101% From a strictly mathematical viewpoint:

What Equals 100%?

What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?

Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?

We have all been in situations where someone wants you to GIVE OVER 100%…

How about ACHIEVING 101%?

What equals 100% in life?

Here’s a little mathematical formula that might help 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%**

THEN, look how far the **Love of God** will take you:

**L-O-V-E-O-F-G-O-D**

12+15+22+5+15+6+7+15+4 =** 101%**

Therefore, 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 Love of God that will put you over the top!**