AutoFollowThrough: You Wish!

Suppose you just bought a car that was advertised as being capable of parking itself. You’re on the way to an important meeting downtown, and you’re looking forward to using this feature. You find the perfect parking spot, position the car, and push the AutoPark button.

Uh Oh, it doesn’t work the way it should

Nothing happens. You try again. And again. And again. Nothing.

By now, you’ve wasted enough time trying that you’re at risk of being late for the meeting.

What should you do? Keep expecting AutoPark to work? Or face the unfortunate truth and park the car manually?

A no-brainer

No matter how disappointed and frustrated you may be feeling, you’d go ahead and park the car manually, right? Heck, you know how to do it – not that knowing how to parallel park manually came naturally. To the contrary, you had to learn how to do it. And only with practice did you eventually develop the necessary skills. Still, even now, it takes deliberate concentration to do it right.    

Sorry, you’ve been misled!

So, by now, you’re probably wondering why in the world I’m writing about parallel parking. Well, I’m not. I’m writing about following through on your own good intentions.

Yes, that’s right. I’m writing about how you thought you were equipped with an AutoFollowThrough feature that would automatically make you act in accord with the intentions you adopt.

Well, you were misled. Sure, it only seems logical that if you have the ability to intelligently decide what to do, you should also be equipped to automatically do it. But trust me, no matter what it says on the window sticker, you definitely don’t have AutoFollowThrough.

Yes, it’s time to accept the unfortunate truth: If you want to follow through, you’re going to have to do it manually. Just crossing your fingers and hoping for the best won’t cut it. Never has, never will.

The good news is it’s not too late to learn how to follow through manually. Of course, like parallel parking manually, following through manually doesn’t come naturally and it takes practice and deliberate concentration to do it right.  

Remember, whenever you’re ready to accept the unfortunate truth, the Follow Through Master Program will be ready to teach you how to follow through manually.