That comprises 4 components. The components can vary in order of importance according to circumstances but there are 4 components nonetheless. The first is understanding yourself, the second is understanding your opponent, the third is the board and finally we have the clock.
You cannot reach the top if you drop one component. If we can see this, if we can accept this, if we can join the dots, we have a future.
An exercise. Under what conditions will one component overtake another? Try as many scenarios as possible.