Some people have a knack.
I'm not sure what a knack is, but I know it when I see it. It's the ability to recognize what others can't recognize. It's the ability to know what's coming, when there's no way to know.
During my career, I've come across several business people who are extraordinarily successful for no discernible reason. They're not smarter than us. They don't work any harder than us. They just have a knack.
I don't know if a knack is hard-wired or acquired. I don't know if it's related to intelligence, intuition, guts, charisma, or just luck.
Most of us don't have a knack. But if you come across someone who does, hang on tight.