Please Turn

It is really hard to lead from behind. Even if it is someone you know, even someone you think is intuitively connected to you, and even though you told them to watch for your signal. Hoping and wishing that they will do what you want…saying, over and over and over again “please turn” as if they can hear you saying it out loud in your car.

It doesn’t work.

Not effectively anyway.

They are probably going to get lost.

It won’t be your fault…or will it?

You could be on the phone with them, you could be telling them directions, even accounting for the satellite bounce and delay that is longer than you would think in today’s day and age, but if you don’t clearly articulate what you want them to do, they may miss your instructions.

In all of today’s technology, there are still ways to communicate ineffectively. We can’t rely on the tech to do what we want it to do, we still have to think through the instructions, be as specific and use the common basis and understanding that you and the other person, or people, share.

Then, maybe you can help them get where they are going.

Most people don’t want to be told where to go, even if they don’t know where they’re headed.

Then again, you also have to be super clear and accurate when telling tech what you want and where you want to go…We rely on it all too much, so much even that sometimes people who know where they are going, do not trust their gut.  If you really believe that the GPS device is telling you to please turn right, you should make sure that it knows where you are heading before you follow the instructions and end up more lost than you were without it.

~ Dawn aka Hat Girl

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