38° 50' 24.579'' N 104° 49' 22.245'' W

Check Engine Lights and Life Dashboards

Aaron McHugh

My check engine light is on in my 2004 Honda Pilot. I’ve had it checked, but they said it was okay but for how long? How long can I drive with red lights flashing warning signs? A couple of years ago, my life’s dashboard was flashing red also. I kept pushing hard and ignored the symptoms assuming they too were “fine.”

Dashboard lights help inform us of hazards, problems, early indications of pending issues. For most of us, we assume something must be wrong with the indicator light. In reality, the blinking lights deliver essential messages that warrant our acknowledgment.

-Slow down
-Pay attention
-Stop
-Check performance
-Take it easy
-Pullover
-Repair
-Perform maintenance

I made this dashboard for my life to gauge in simple terms how things are going. Red-bad, Yellow-needs attention, and Green-good. Give it a try and see if any of your dashboard lights are flashing or if all systems are healthy and operational.

Life Dashboard: Work, Life, Play, Relationships, Health, Money, Spiritual. How’s it going?