I was listening to KNBR, the San Francisco Giants radio network and the commentators said something that struck a nerve. They were talking about the San Diego Padres shortstop, last name Green and how he is a rare flashy shortstop. They said he's rare because he can provide the flash and the follow through; meaning he can dive to catch the ball and then follow through by throwing him out. They concluded by saying it doesn't matter if you can provide the flash if you can't provide the follow through.
It hit me after hearing this that the discussion gave a clear distinction between a kid's mentality and that of an adult. Now this is a loaded analogy but as a kid the flash is probably more important than the follow through and as an adult the follow through only compliments the flash. This leads to a multi-faceted analysis with respect to where this can be applied.
For me I enjoy the mystical process that leads up to follow through, no matter the endeavor. A sport like baseball, with all its history, analysis and aged commentators inevitably objectify the mysticism and resort to an "efficiency" is key model that trickles down to repel listeners like me who still partly harbor a kid's mentality.