To each his own. To me the biggest issue when someone says they are not consistent is that the they are not giving themselves a nice margin for error. Too many rec players tend to think of high level players as consistently hitting screaming winners or difficult shots. However most win due to playing shots that give them a good margin for error.When my opponent does this kind of thing, hitting shots that are obviously not their strength, I am actually happy. One, he is trying to get lucky, he might get a few points, but it will catch up with him. I just need to wait. Two, he is tired (maybe), not being able to use his strengths, so i don't have to worry too much, just focus on getting those silly balls.
If my opponent is better or same level as me, it is the last thing i want to do to give them mental reinforcement like that.
The advice I stated shifts your focus from trying to win to seeing the full court. You are not putting undue pressure on yourself thinking only about winners but focusing on keeping the ball in play. Your consistency and ironically winners too will increase.