It really annoys me when people say 'I gave 150 percent or 1 million percent, or go out there and give 110 percent. 100% is the maximum, the highest possible. The rest is just bollox. With most of you guys being more mathematical than most, I thought you'd appreciate this old quote.
From a strictly mathmatecal viewpoint
What makes 100 percent? What does it mean to give MORE than 100 percent? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100 percent? We all have been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over one hundred percent. How about acheiving 103 percent? What makes up 100 percent in life?
Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions;
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
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
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11= 98 percent
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5= 96 percent
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 =100 percent
2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20= 103 percent
and look how far this one will take you,
1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7= 118 percent!
So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that while HARDWORK and KNOWLEDGE will get you close, and ATTITUDE will get you there, its really the BULLSHIT and ASSKISSING that will put you over the top.