A small gamble may pay off in a surprising way.
The usual order is: read, aim, fire! That's what we do when we know where to aim and what we want to target. However, sometimes we don't always know what our target is, so we need to experiment and test. In those situations, the order is different: read, fire, aim! Have a shot, then recalibrate.
Don't apologise for every little thing; it makes you appear timid.