My swing thought normally is the pre-swing check the alignment, I tend to let my railroad track foot line creep to right if I don't watch it.
Also, I make sure I take a rehearsal practice swing for the type of shot I want. If I start rushing - ye olde slow playe abatement bug - my alignment and my swing smoothness both suffer.
4 for solid, 1 for sweet.
I was having trouble with iron shots toward the toe, so I started lining up in the second quadrant of the clubface (about 3/8" toward the heel). This has improved the number of solid hits - I may need to get my iron shafts extended a bit during winter regrip.
I am mostly conservative, and voted as such.
That said, their are times when a tight, well guarded pin comes along, and I want to see if I can pull the shot off. The term "be humble" usually comes to mind when I try one of those shots.