It’s all about how you DO things!
Believe you me, I’m talking from lots of painful experience.
Someone who consistently acts smartly gets much farther than the one who is intelligent but tends to make stupid decisions for him/herself.
Surely, more capacity comes in handy to make the right decisions but it is by no means a guarantee.
That’s why Forest Gump got so far with his various endeavors. Simply listening AND ACTING on what his Mama had always said to him: “Stupid is as stupid does.”