What Parking Spot Are You Aiming For?

The Parking Space and the Teenage Driver 

I recently had the opportunity to help my 15-year-old learn how to park a car.

As she unsuccessfully tried over and over ๐€๐๐ƒ ๐Ž๐•๐„๐‘ to park between two lines, I finally decided to ask her,

โ€œ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ?โ€

Her reply, โ€œ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ!โ€

If we are not aiming for a specific โ€œparking spotโ€ in life, how will we know the actions to take (when to swing the car out, when to turn the wheel, when to straighten the wheel, what speed to go) to allow us to end up in the โ€œspaceโ€ we want?

๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ฐ๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐จ๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ง, or do you want to take control and be in the spot you WANT to be? 

๐†๐จ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ, ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐ข๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ, ๐š ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง.

Decide ahead of time which parking spot youโ€™re aiming for so that you can create a game plan to navigate into that spot successfully.