Law enforcement officers are taught to think like the criminals they are chasing. Military personnel are taught to think like their enemy, particularly when they are behind enemy lines where they are most vulnerable. Thinking like your opponent helps you anticipate their actions and help plan an offense/defense to protect yourself.
When you study the activity of SMART MONEY long enough you start to think like them. You anticipate their actions. You can see their repetitive habits and you can start to get into trades at good trade locations and stay out of stop runs and bull and bear traps.
SMART MONEY knows what they are going to do next but you have no way of knowing for sure what their next action is. The next best thing is to know what their "intention" is. When you see a move setting up that looks like it has potential, you evaluate and see if the intention you see can be traded. If there is a good risk/reward, the setup has a high probability based upon your skills, knowledge and your trading plan, you take the trade. That is what professional traders do.
Experienced traders know that in order to profit consistently they need to do something different than the "herd". The herd is usually wrong and is the fuel to keep the market moving. SMART MONEY spends most of their time setting up the herd for losses which is why you don't want to be part of it. You want to be trading against the herd which means you need to trading with SMART MONEY. And that's SMART.