It seems like the trick is to not get into a routine. What i mean is that alot of times when you do the same task over and over, your body kind of takes over and you dont even think about what your doing anymore. For example i was in the middle of my 3rd set of 40 pieces being cut the same width. Pick up with right hand..place on the fence, move left hand towards edge, sldie fingers over, watch the fence that im flush...zooom. pick up with the right..place on the fence, move.... And on and on.
One piece moves a bit different and without thinking you simply adjust and WAM!
I heard a story of a guy working at a McDonalds or some other "fryer" fast food joint. He was working near the fryer, he had to lift small things onto a rack above eye level and place them organized on the table next to the fryer. over and over. some times one item would slip and he would simply reach and catch it before it hit the ground. Over and over...until one day the "thing" fell towards the fry and bam...he reaches right into the fryer without thinking. YIKES.
We do this alot as we drive our cars... how many times have you been driving and cant recall even seeing the road for XX amount of time? Our eyes are looking and our hands and feet are wroking, but our brain is on auto pilot.
This is why i will NEVER set up my work on a TS to be TOO comfortable again. I sure thought i was smart and being efficient when i had all 40 pieces laying the right way, ready to simply pop them over the fence and start sliding. All of my cuts after that were from pulling the needed to be cut pieces out of a cleaned 5 gallon bucket. I had to look at each piece, turn it to the correct side and THINK...no Auto-pilot.
If a pretty picture of an eagle or a skydiver and a witty quote is all it takes to motivate you, you probably have an easy job....the kind robots will be doing soon.