## Thursday, March 14, 2013

### Happy Pi Day!

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 - or 3.14. Pi is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant - the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter - which is approximately 3.14159. It will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. I am fascinated by that!

In celebration of Pi day, here is some fun with mathematics.

Which is greater - knowledge, hardwork, or attitude?

I believe knowledge without having the right attitude is the same as having no knowledge at all. At the same time, the wrong attitude will effect how hard you work. Attitude is a great force working in our lives for good or bad. It is vitally important to learn how to harness and control it. Because you can't control facts or how people will react, but you can control your attitude. Here is a little mathematical equation that illustrates this point.

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

"Life is 10 percent how you make it and 90 percent how you take it."