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%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 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, its the Bullshit and Ass kissing that will put you over the top.

  • No major project is ever installed on time, within budgets, with the same staff that started it. Yours will not be the first. 
  • Projects progress quickly until they become 90% complete, then they remain at 90% complete for ever.
  • One advantage of fuzzy project objectives is that they let you avoid the embarrassment of estimating the corresponding costs.
  • When things are going well, something will go wrong.
    • When things can’t just get any worst, they will.
    • When things appear to be going better you have overlooked something,
  • If project content is allowed to change freely, the rate of change will exceed the rate of progress.
  • No system is ever completely debugged: Attempts to debug a system inevitably introduce new bugs that are even harder to find.
  • A carelessly planned project will take three times longer to complete than expected, a carefully planned project will take only twice as long.
  • Project teams detest progress reporting because it vividly manifests their lack of progress.
  • Project teams are happy to scrap work, but only after it has been planned, designed and partially implemented.
  • No program is so simple that it can’t be issued with bugs in it.

If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following:
 
There would be:
57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south
8 Africans
52 would be female / 48 would be male
70 would be nonwhite / 30 would be white
70 would be non-Christian / 30 would be Christian
89 would be heterosexual / 11 would be homosexual
6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth and all 6 would be from the United States.
80 would live in substandard housing
70 would be unable to read
50 would suffer from malnutrition
1 would be near death; 1 would be near birth
1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education
1 would own a computer
 
When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent.
 
The following is also something to ponder...
 
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness... you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.
 
If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation ... you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.
 
If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest,
torture, or death... you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.
 
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep... you are richer than 75% of this world.
 
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace... you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.
 
If your parents are still alive and still married ... you are very rare,
even in the United States and Canada.
 
If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.
 
Someone once said:
What goes around comes around.
Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like no-one's watching.
Sing like no-one's listening.
Live like it's Heaven on Earth.

Lord, we ask not that you move the mountains, but that You give us the strength to climb.

Life is about people connecting with people, and making a positive difference.

Take care of yourself, and those you love, ... today, and everyday!

On a positive note, I've learned that, no matter what happens how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

I've learned that, regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.

I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life".

I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.

I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But, if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.

I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.

I've learned that every day, you should reach out and touch someone.

People love that human touch - holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.

I've learned that you should pass this on to everyone you care about. I just did. Sometimes they just need a little something to make them smile.

People will forget what you said... people will forget what you did...but people will never forget how you made them feel.

TO MY CHILD

Just for this morning,
I am going to smile when I see your face
and laugh when I feel like crying.

Just for this morning,
I will let you choose what you want to
wear, and smile and say how perfect it is.

Just for this morning,
I am going to step over the laundry,
and pick you up and take you to the park to play.

Just for this morning,
I will leave the dishes in the sink,
and let you teach me how to put that
puzzle of yours together.

Just for this afternoon,
I will unplug the telephone and keep the
computer off, and sit with you in the backyard and  blow bubbles.

Just for this afternoon,
I will not yell once, not even a tiny
grumble when you scream and whine
for the ice cream truck, and I will buy
you one if he comes by.

Just for this afternoon,
I won't worry about what you are going
to be when you grow up, or second guess
every decision I have made

Just for this afternoon,
I will let you help me bake cookies,
and I won't stand over you trying to fix them.

Just for this afternoon,
I will take us to McDonald's
and buy us both a Happy Meal so you
can have both toys.

Just for this evening,
I will hold you in my arms and
tell you a story about how you were
born and how much I love you.

Just for this evening,
I will let you splash in the tub and not  get angry.

Just for this evening,
I will let you stay up late
while we sit on the porch and count all the stars.

Just for this evening,
I will snuggle beside you for hours,
and miss my favourite TV shows.

Just for this evening
when I run my finger through your hair
as you pray, I will simply be grateful that God has
given me the greatest gift ever given.

I will think about the mothers and
fathers who are searching for their missing
children, the mothers and fathers who are visiting their
children's graves instead of their bedrooms, and
mothers and fathers who are in hospital
rooms watching their children suffer senselessly, and
screaming inside that they can't handle it anymore.

And when I kiss you goodnight I will hold you
a little tighter, a little longer.

It is then, that I will thank God for you,
and ask him for nothing, except one more day.............