What are you actually trying to achieve through automated testing? Identifying the correct test cases to automate so that these goals can be achieved.
Get the most value out of automated testing by identifying the problem that you aim to solve through automated testing rather than automating for the sake of it.
Choose tests to automate with the aim of solving this problem. Instead of attempting to automate as many tests as possible, identify an alternative metric to demonstrate the actual value gained from automated testing.
Don’t just replace manual testing, aim to gain more from automated test cases by expanding on what the manual test case already achieves.