I watched this interesting movie the other night.
About this kid that wanted to be a chess superhero.
He idolized Bobby Fisher. It was based on a true story.
He had two teachers. One guy who was a pure academic. Pure theory. Rigorous.
Another teacher played speed chess in the park.
Now, both had their merits. But there was a telling scene.
They were watching the kid playing in some tournament, in the championship match.
They had to watch on closed circuit TV so they wouldn’t be able to give them any advice.
The “street” player knew he won before anybody else did.
Thirteen moves before he actually won.
Being a “street” player, he could “read” the board a lot easier.
Being able to read situations is a HUGE skill to have. One that most people DON’T have.
Most people hang around, something HUGE happens, and they stand their scratching their head.
“Wow. Didn’t see THAT coming!”
One of the biggest coups in modern history came when somebody was able to “read” a situation FASTER than everybody else.
The Battle of Waterloo.
One of the Rothchild’s knew the outcome before everybody else. And leveraged it to the hilt.
Buying all the debt of the Bank of England for PENNIES.
Regardless of whether you care to notice or not, there’s always TONS more going on that most people will EVER realize.
Just below the surface of every conversation. Every interaction.
If you take the time to get out of your head, and simply OBSERVE what’s going on around you, you’ll be able to see a TON of information.
Who’s mad at whom. Who’s interested in whom. Who’s going to go home with whom.
This works in a boardroom as well as in a bar.
Even watching history unfold.
Most people are WILLFULLY ignorant. Too worried to know what’s really going on.
But you don’t HAVE to be.
You can increase your skills of understanding. Of perception. Of awareness.
Be able to read situations like a book. See moves WAY ahead of time.
You’ll be able to fix your relationship before it blows up in your face. You’ll see a problem, and then a second later come up with five or ten different ways to solve it.
You’ll spend your time wondering, rather than worrying. Dreaming rather than fretting.
You’ll look out into your future and see a MASSIVE collection of opportunities, just waiting to happen.
REGARDLESS of what the economy is like.
This is a skill. One that few people have. And it will take time to develop.
Are you willing?