I’ve been on autopilot for some time now. At first, it seemed like a good idea to continue on my current path of saving several years of expenses each year, while focusing on living my life in the moment. Now I realize that I need a pinch in the arm from time to time to stay on target. It’s difficult to focus on a goal so far in the future while enjoying the present moment. Some people are so focused on that future goal (i.e., financial independence), that they miss out on life. Others get caught up in the moment and let their goal slip away from them.