Falling out of routines as many of us have, our norms got broken by forces beyond our control (meaning, everyone lately), we tend to fall off track, steer off-course – like driving on cruise control, we tap the brake to slow down, but then we have to hit the resume button, right?
Try hitting the resume button instead of the snooze button.
Airplanes have ‘auto-pilot’ functions.
We sleep comfortably at 30,000 feet in ‘software is flying the plane mode.’
Not just on board to park at the gate or to navigate taxiways, the captain is standing-by if the software doesn’t work. Co-pilots are there to stop the captain from disengaging the auto-pilot.
Exaggerating to make a point …
I started my week with déjà vu – a scheduled Monday meeting. 5AM start, morning routine, walking, writing; showered, shaved, drove downtown, got there early – all before 9AM. An hour well-spent with a significant potential client – one of those business-development meetings that used to be so familiar. Masks were involved, meeting on neutral territory (they’re offices haven’t reopened yet), but the dynamics were refreshing reminders of how things used to be.
That meeting went well; the stage then set for a productive week – no small measure methinks, because it started so very nicely …
When we get up early to rush to work, our home-travel-office routine runs in auto-pilot mode. But when we vacation, work from home or have our lives turned asunder, there is no software program to take over when we aren’t holding the stick or wheel – that’s our job.