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Life not quite going to plan? Just shift the blame onto the shoulders of your childhood self.

Science has pinned down the childhood behaviours that predict success in later life - whether that means educational attainment, finding a more prestigious job and a higher income. Obviously, though, success is subjective.

No study investigated the traits that might lead to the adulthood ability to scoff a pizza in record time. So, if that's your definition of success, you can rest easy if your childhood doesn't quite match up to these behaviours.

Here's what the researchers found that children with extremely bright futures get up to. Spoiler: Do your homework.

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