Insight is what separates the great from the also ran. It’s an essential component of political acumen. It’s part of what makes you emotionally intelligent in the face of all kinds of adversity.
Where Do Eureka Moments Come From? outlines research on insight and where it comes from. Watch out for the coffee, and be aware that literally how you look at a problem can determine whether (or not) you solve it. Worth a quick read.
And other posts on insight which may help you get more of it: