For instance, someone flushed the second bird I shot while I was standing near the edge of a trail, and I got a rare, clear chance at the bird as it flew across the trail opening. It was a crossing shot, and I had to swing through the bird, as it caught me by surprise. Just as I was about to pull the trigger I thought “Oh no, I’m behind this one,” to which my subconscious mind replied, “Shut up and pull the trigger” which I did, and the bird folded up dead.
The third bird sat tight in front of the dog in a pine thicket. It flushed straightaway, but dipped erratically as it went. I mounted the gun and my cautious, conscious mind said “You’re to the left of that one.” Having long since learned to ignore that voice, I pulled the trigger and killed the bird anyway.
Let your eyes and hands do the work of shooting. They are really good at it. Besides, your conscious mind has other things to think about, like remembering your rubber boots.