When I started playing a great player gave me a great tip.
Ralph Day told me that when I get a hide early in the game to give myself plenty of room, because I wouldn’t know the drift and the other player would probably clear if I wasn’t hidden. If I didn’t hit the hide I would be much more successful the second time. I try to ingrain into new players “don’t hit the hide the first time you try it”.
I do wish I would listen to myself more often!