Instinct over the long term

“There were so many flaws in it, it was done on instinct only” says Ronny O'Sullivan about his Snooker record in 1997.

It is still the fastest clearance of a Snooker table and it is spectacular to watch — an expert heads down and in complete rhythm with what is happening.

Still, when he goes heads up he sees the flaws:

Because instinct is never enough over the long term.