9-ball pool is a game I enjoy quite a lot, though I’m not really good at it. It’s a game that I watch a lot as well.

The difference between amateur and professional players, is that professionals tend to be better at positioning. They can see and plan 3 or 4 balls ahead. And if they get out of position, they can recover quickly.

Those are lessons I should learn at the pool table, and they are also good lessons for life. One of the key to success is to be able to see ahead. If you can see further ahead than your opponents and make your moves accordingly, you’re much more likely to succeed. Of course, sometimes things don’t always go according to plan, and that’s when you have to re-adapt and change your planned line.

How far ahead can you see?