Automator and Ask for Text action

I have an Automator that I run when I create a new project. It sets up my standard set of folders that I would typically use in a project.

One of the actions is to insert the new project’s name. So I have an Ask for Text action which, when completed, is stored as a variable.

I have saved the Automator as an Application.

When I run the Automator in the Automator app, the text cursor is automatically placed in the text entry box so all I have to do is start typing.

When I invoke the application itself, however, the dialog box displays but I have to move the cursor into the text entry field. This is annoying and I would like to avoid that if I can. Is there some “trick” I am missing?