THIS IS NOT MY OPINION, BUT COMES FROM CRACKED...WHAT DO YOU THINK?
If you think success is all about effort, we've got a list that might change your mind. Here are three random things that can determine how successful you are in your career.
#1.) Your Face . . . But Not Just How Good Looking You Are. A study at Duke found that a mature-looking face makes you look more competent, which makes you more likely to get a job.
#2.) Your Name. Research has shown you're less likely to be hired or promoted if your name is hard to pronounce.
#3.) How Popular You Were in High School. In one study, researchers had kids list the top three most-popular kids in their class. Then 35 years later, researchers checked back in with everyone. The top 15% in popularity were making an average of 10% more than everyone else . . . regardless of what their grades were.