Very well stated, dak4n6. I would not have been quick enough to come up with that insight, even though it is reflective of my realities. Furthermore, to Phan52, I use "goal" in the sense that it is what I want to do (zero contact errors), even if it would be virtually impossible. Anything less than "goal" would be too weak a motivating factor for me. Simply saying "I hope to" or "I would like to" make zero contact errors has not been enough impetus.
Goals should be achievable. A reasonable goal in that regard would be to embrace the mishits with the knowledge that they are inevitable, but determine to not let them affect your next shot. What's done is done so don't let it drag you down.
Edited by phan52 - 1/24/13 at 2:10pm