The Mathematics of Finding Success

Math is everywhere and, while it may not make immediate intuitive sense, it also plays a huge role in determining whether you will be successful. You don’t have to get caught up in the complexities of the quadratic equation, but you will need to understand some basic arithmetic. At least, that’s what Joshua Denney is leading us to believe.

Some people may tell you that there is no single formula for success and what may work for one person may not work for someone else. That may be true, but the fundamental principles that lie beneath that success remain the same. You need to have the right foundation and the right building blocks if you want to ascend to the top.

Let’s say that A=1, B=2, C=3, and so on through to Y=25 and Z=26. If we assume this series to be true, you will find “hard work” can be calculated as thus:

H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K = 8 + 1 + 18 + 4 + 23 + 15 + 18 +11 = 98%

Hard work will get you close to perfect success, but it’s not quite there. A strong work ethic means that you’re willing to put in the hours, you’re willing to sacrifice, and you’re willing to learn. Without hard work, it’s very unlikely that you’ll be able to enjoy any kind of monumental success… but hard work is not enough on its own.

Applying the same mathematical idea to “attitude” yields the following result:

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

What makes the biggest difference is how you view the world and how you view your role in it. Is the power to succeed in your hands or is it in the hands of others? Was that really bad news that you received or did that present an opportunity for you to shine? Is life unbearably difficult or does it give you an arena to try? It’s all about your attitude.

Food for thought: Success is an attitude and a habit. Embrace it.