Life on autopilot is easy... Said another way, being passive in our habits/routines and reactive to the world is easy. How many times do we wake up, reach for our phone, start mindless moving into our day and around mid-afternoon realize your day has flown by and you have no idea how? We accept that "it is what it is" and often look to shift responsibility to others for the status of our own situation. But is that actually true?
My wife likes to joke that I read to may "self-help" books. While yes, I do read a lot of non-fiction around personal development... I am reading to grow, challenge, and continuously kick myself out of autopilot. I am seeking to be intentional with how I spend my time, from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed, to maximize the gift of this amazing and precious life. I am not trying to be a superhero who achieves some unreachable greatness, rather I am trying to make the most of this life and do not want to wake up in 30-40 years with the sad and scary realization that I was numb and watched life pass by on autopilot.
Shifting out of autopilot is hard. It takes effort, overcoming resistance, and perhaps even overcoming fears. Yet, life begins at the end of our comfort zone.
So, where are you coasting on autopilot?
Enjoy and have a great weekend!