A common sales technique is any kind of “auto pilot” system.
Make money on autopilot
Lose weight on autopilot.
Drive traffic to your blog on autopilot.
Why do we like the word “autopilot” so much?
It implies that “we” don’t have to do anything.
We just flip a switch, sit back and let some other “system” external to ourselves do all the work.
Is anything “autopilot” possible?
We humans are on autopilot most of the time.
Every day we think the same thoughts, eat the same food, and hang out with the same people.
Because WE are on autopilot, we like that we can achieve success by using ANOTHER kind of autopilot.
So we, while running on auto pilot, don’t have to do anything different.
Just reach over, flip a switch on another autopilot system, and then get back to whatever we were doing on autopilot.
Of course, the data says something different.
Despite all these autopilot systems, most of us aren’t getting any better.
Most people are just as broke and overweight as they always were.
Are we doomed?
Not at all.
But if you think that some other “autopilot system” is going to save you, then you’re in for a shock.
But you CAN slowly adjust your OWN autopilot system.
Suppose for example, you decided to wake up ten minutes earlier every day.
For the first few days, it would seem a little strange, but pretty soon it would be normal.
Just suppose, that you even made sure it was easy, and woke up five minutes earlier every day for a week.
Five minutes earlier than today, same time, every day, for a week.
Then every week you adjusted the time, another five minutes.
Every twelve weeks, or three months, you’d be up an hour earlier.
If you did this for six months, you’d be getting up TWO HOURS earlier than you get up now.
Since you’d be doing it very slowly, you’d probably start going to sleep earlier.
Since mornings are generally much more productive than evenings, you would be doing a LOT MORE simply by shifting those hours from the non-productive evenings to the VERY PRODUCTIVE mornings.
What could you do with an extra two hours a day?
Write a novel?
Start a business?
Learn something cool?
All this is possible by shifting slowly, five minutes a day.
Taking yourself only SLIGHTLY off autopilot, until your NEW autopilot is a BETER autopilot.
If you think in terms of slowly shifting YOUR OWN autopilot, instead of looking for another “magic” autopilot, you will be capable of much more.