How your birthday affects your chances of being successful in life

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How your birthday affects your chances of being successful in life
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Most successful people would probably like to think that it has everything to do with their hard work, but what if success really has more to do with luck?

The New York Times looked into that question and came to some interesting conclusions.

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Your birthday matters

According to a 2008 study, children born in the summer months were less likely to hold leadership positions in high school.

Those children are usually the youngest members of their class – unless they’re held back.

So, what’s the big deal? Well, another study found that high school leaders are more likely to hold management positions, earning high wages.

And yet another study found only 12% of CEOs were born in June or July.

What’s in a name?

If you don’t believe that your birthday impacts your success, then at least consider that your name might have something to do with it.

If your last name starts with a letter early in the alphabet, you get the edge.

According to a 2006 study, professors were more likely to be promoted to tenure the earlier the first letter of their last names fell in the alphabet.

So, we’re sorry if your last name starts with a Z.

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Either way, hard work improves your chances!

Even though luck may have something to do with it, that isn’t something you can control. What you can control is how hard you work, and that will certainly improve your chances of being successful in life! And if you want to reach financial success, here are some daily habits you’ll want to avoid!

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Michael Timmermann paid off his mortgage in two years. Now, he shares his money-saving tips on his blog, MichaelSaves.com.
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