Monday, June 23, 2008

Life Lessons Learned From Math

So today I was thinking about math, and this is what I came up with... the top five things I learned about life from math.

5. Following Formulas are Important

When you find something that works for you, you should follow that formula because you know that its going to work out for the best. That isn't to say that you shouldn't think outside of the box, but after there has been a disaster you can always go back to your tried and true formula.

4. When solving for x have all of the necessary information

When you are looking at a problem it is crucial to have all of the pertinent information so that you can adequately solve the problem without completely missing the boat.

3. There are always things you can count on

Whether it be your fingers or toes or your family and friends. Whenever you need some extra help there is always someone or something there to lend a hand.

2. Sometimes the Numbers Just Don't Add Up

When you think you have everything figured out and all of the components are present and accounted for there seems to be something hiding out that you are missing... and that's OK because eventually you will be able to figure it out. Though numbers not adding up on financial documents is more problematic

1. You have the skills you just lack the confidence

My math professor told me this, during my last math class (Yay!). Its true though you can have all of the skills necessary to be really good at something but if you lack the confidence you are going to be hindered from the start. So whatever you do, do it with enthusiasm and confidence and you will be able to do it well. :-)

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