The autopilot function was invented sometime in the early 30s to help ease the rigors of transatlantic flights for military bomber plane pilots. Any pilot today will certainly vouch for the value of this significant contribution to flight navigation. The autopilot function in life however is not quite as helpful. A plane can fly without the captain at the wheel while the autopilot is engaged. My life however, doesn’t fly so well when I leave the cockpit. Oh it’s such an easy button to push though, isn’t it?
Here’s the problem. When we put our lives on autopilot, we tend to coast for a while, thinking everything is okay. But what happens when we check back into the cockpit and find that we’re considerably off course? I hate that. It’s a chaotic feeling. It’s almost like those moments after waking up from a bad dream and trying to decide if it was real or not. There’s a better way to avoid all of that. Why not stay present and conscious? You are the navigator. You get to choose your path. It’s your flight. Have you reviewed your flight plan recently?