I can identify. But it takes time and patience, there are a lot of bases to cover in orienteering and the best we can do is build good habits so we don't even need to think of simple things, like leaving the control in the right direction.
When I started seriously training as an orienteer, it seemed as though I was running worse than previously when I wasn't training.
In hindsight, I was running at the same level. But when I started training and expecting more from myself is when I noticed all the things I did wrong. It took a long time to make each process goal a habit that would take care of itself.
Be patient, keep setting those process goals and working at them until they're so internalized it's like breathing. And have fun! There are a lot of mistakes yet to come and fix, trust me. And that's actually a good thing ;)
:)) Thanks for your insight, Greg, I appreciate it!