I try to get the feeling of what I'm trying to do in my practice swing as well. It helps to also visualize the shot you want to play.
I'll give an example: I'm about 125 yards to the flag with no trouble in front of the green. I can play this shot with as many as 4 different clubs. Depending on the wind and where on the green the flagstick is located, I chose the type of shot that lands a little short of the hole, and takes 1 bounce and either stops dead with a front pin... Maybe one with a little bit of release with a middle pin... And perhaps slightly more with a back pin... So some days, it could be a 3/4 wedge with a wind behind, other days it could be a 7i.
My keys are: 1. Visualization of how you want the ball to react when it hits the ground.
2. Visualization of the trajectory to achieve Key 1.
3. Getting the feeling of the length of swing to achieve Keys 1 and 2.
Before I even set-up to the shot, I talk myself through what I want to do, but I keep it simple, so I only have one swing thought.
This seems to work for me, but I don't know what some of the better players will say.
This might be "flighting" to some, but I'm not trying to overcomplicate it for myself. So I don't think of it as "flighting".