There are times in life where you might want to rely on faith, a hunch, or gut feeling about a person or group of people. However, I recently heard someone talking about how important patterns were. What someone has done will usually give you a better projection of their future abilities than blind faith. I say usually because there will be times when someone does something amazing or becomes great unexpectedly. You have to decide when it’s critical to use the conservative route of picking someone based on patterns versus the aggressive due to a gut feeling.