Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The 117 Percenters....

I have a friend who gives 117 percent in what he does. He is the motivator of others and the driving force behind each team. He pushes himself to the limit at his job and gets down on himself if he hasn’t given, in his perception, 117%. He is ‘infinity and beyond.’ I admire him. He inspires me to want to be better. I look at him and think ‘I should be more like that’. But I’m not. I’m too jaded. I’m okay being 95%...sometimes 90. I’m not programmed to save the world. I go along with what Irving Berlin said
“Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.”

But oh hell yeah, thank the cosmos for the 117 percenters. We’d be utterly screwed without them.

Amarinda Jones
Penn Halligan
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anny cook said...

Hell, yeah!

Abigail-Madison Chase said...

I second that! Cause on my best day I am only 20% of nothing.

Sandra Cox said...

90-95 percent? You're way above the curve, mate.