He shot his shot joined the pantheon of sports metaphors and pop culture memes only recently.
But the idea of taking your shot at something goes back much further. Sports metaphors have always been popular, even for people who aren’t sports fans.
When you set goals for yourself, thinking about them in the sense of taking your shot—and practicing your shot ahead of time—can help you get there.
Metaphors open doors in the mind.
Although I stepped away from basketball this year, the sport still runs through my mind frequently, if only in metaphor.