What makes life 100%? – a motivational message deconstructed

I came across this motivational slide recently:

What makes life 100%?

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:

K N O W L E D G E
11 14 15 23 12 5 4 7 5 =96 %
H A R D W O R K
8 1 18 4 23 15 18 11 =98 %

But,

A T T I T U D E
1 20 20 9 20 21 4 5 =100 %

After seeing this, I had one of those: “That’s cool!” epiphanies as I realized that I’d found a nifty new way to illustrate the importance of “attitude.” You know – you can have all the knowledge in the world, but without the right attitude… That sort of thing.
Then I wondered how long it took someone to figure that out — someone OBVIOUSLY had too much time on their hands.  And from there, my own mind started working overtime.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m still impressed.  But I’ve also discovered this:

C H I L L O U T
3 8 9 12 12 15 21 20 =100 %

And there’s also this to consider:

S M A R T * * *
19 13 1 18 20 1 19 19 =110 %

I’ve always considered myself an overachiever…  With too much time on his hands…

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