Prediction and Long-Term Memory
Regardless of the outcome, any shot without a prediction and an execution based on the prediction will not make it to long-term memory. It will remain in your short-term memory, which is an expert at forgetting what it just did!
Search for “building long-term memory” in the Knowledge Vault and see what you find.
The more detailed and visual your prediction is, the easier it is for your brain to retrieve parts of different moves from your long-term memory and interleave them synchronously. This gives you the correct swing circuit for the shot at hand. People with the biggest library of sight pictures in their long-term memory have a better chance of winning, especially if they have been practicing them deliberately!