"First games on the court" - great way to put it, Jesus. Riding on your metaphor, your piece made me recall my first few shots and how there were certainly a lot more misses than hits.
It's great to read this particular advice in such a straightforward way because it really is that simple. I complicated a lot of things early on. But the truth is though it's not easy, it's really very simple. Like what you said, just have a plan. Because there really is so much to gain from understanding the misses.