If you could bet on a 16 year old and get a percentage of their success for the rest of their life, what factors would you look at?
the factors that come to mind are:
1. have an intense ambition to be more successful then both parents
2. higher than average introspection
3. ability to be proactive (started a club, created a course of study for themselves, etc.)
4. be more concerned with understanding schoolwork than with grades