Sounds like how I play par-3s!
But really, the idea of hitting two shots on a par-5 and then mentally treating the rest as a par-3 helps me a lot, especially since I pretty much can't reach in two. But I can hit two good shots to leave me a relatively easy par-3: I think about where I want the "tee shot" to be from and strive to make it the shortest possible par-3. At my home course, two good shots on the first and last par-5s leave me with manageable 60-80 yard par-3s; a good drive or a good fairway wood can make that even shorter.
Here is a shout out to Par 3 courses!!! In the book, "Tiger Woods Made Me Look Like a Genius: Five Simple Ways to Take Ten Strokes Off Your Game." written by his high school golf coach... the coach told his players that "All Holes Are Par 3s" When it is a Par 3 it is a Par 3, When it is a Par 4, once you hit your drive, it is a Par 3, ....when it is a Par 3, you hit your tee shot and one other shot, and then it is a Par 3. So if you REALLY want to get your score lower, play A LOT of Par 3 courses, since if you can not score even par from a Par 3 course, you probably never will from a full size course.
And mentally for me, after my drive on a Par 4, I think, now , I am playing a Par 3.
Just an idea... that may encourage all of us to both think differently and seek out par 3 and even executive courses.