Play the percentages

To make breaks in Billiards you need to maximize your chances of getting into position for the next score. Of course there are occasions when the next position is certain e.g. a stun pot into a corner pocket to leave a cross loser, but there are many occasions when position is far from certain. In this case, play the percentage shot that gives you a high probability of success rather than going for perfect position, with a high chance of failure. Whenever there is doubt about position:

It is better to be approximately right than exactly wrong