Most Likely to Succeed? Yeah, Probably
Who was named "most likely to succeed" in your high school graduation class? Do you know what they're doing now? Are they successful? According to a Wall Street Journal poll, they most likely are.
Research shows that winning the title is a good predictor that they'll succeed because of academic ability, social skills and motivation.
However, one-third of those who were given the label said it was a curse in that it put a huge amount of pressure on them to succeed, based on high school definitions of success. But others said it motivated them to live up to the expectations.