I knew I was missing something all this time I been going about it wrong and no that is no one told me anything different so I had no clue until I did the math.
What does it mean to "give it your all"? Is that giving 100%? How do you give 100%?
And we've all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give MORE than 100%.
Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?
So what, after all, makes up 100% in life?
From a strictly mathematical viewpoint it goes like this:
Assigning straight numerical values, where A=1, B=2, etc. through Z=26:
H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K (8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11) = 98%
K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E (11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5) = 96%
A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E (1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5) gives you a perfect 100%
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, we can conclude with a mathematical certainty:
while Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, it's the Bullshit and Ass-kissing that will put you over the top.