What is your edge?
Conventional wisdom says there are qualities that make one successful—hard work, persistence, curiosity, attention to detail, yadda, yadda.
All these are good. No doubt, one has to imbibe these. But, these are table-stakes. If you know them, so does every other person.
If you do what everyone else does, at best, you can be average.
Then, how can these be an edge?
Your true edge is your instinct(or intuition). Your instinct is what makes you unique. No other person in the world can have the same instinct as you; it is like your DNA, unique.
Instinct is what tells you when you should follow the rules and when you should bend them.
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.Pablo Picasso
Learn the form to break the form.A martial arts quote
Your intuition becomes better when you have rich life experiences. The more you expose yourself to unique situations, more the opportunities you have to hone your instincts.