Change your password, Change your life. You may have heard the phrase ‘change your though, change your life’ But hardly any one have ever heard this phrase ‘Change your password, Change your life. Yes, Passwords. We need them. Sometime, we can’t remember them. That’s why more of us than you’d think resort to easy ones: password1, 123456, abc@123456. Or we try to get all creative, like name@1983. Have you ever thought that a password of your computer/laptop, mobile can keep you motivated on a daily basis
Some time back, I came across to a small article on how a password can change a life. It was really a amazing experience, I have been using the same techniques since last three months (March, 2016) and believe me it really works to focus on something that you need to get done. With the simple repetition of unlocking his computer, the author (Mauricio Estrella from Medium.com) was able to make incredible things happen, Read below his own story.
CAN A PASSWORD CHANGE A LIFE?
“I was having a great morning until I sat down in front of my office computer. “Your password has expired,” a server message flashed on my screen, with instructions for changing it, using at least one uppercase character, one lowercase character, one symbol, and one numeral. And I can’t use any of the same passwords I’ve used in the past three months.
Suddenly I was furious. What didn’t make it any better was that I was deeply depressed after my recent divorce. Disbelief over what she had done to me was all I thought about. Every day.
That didn’t mean anything to the empty input field with a pulsating cursor, waiting for me to type a password that I’d have to re-enter—many times—for the next 30 days. I remembered a tip I’d heard from my former boss. He’d said, “I’m going to use a password to change my life.” There were clear indicators of what I needed to do to regain control of my life, but I couldn’t listen to them.
My password became the indicator. My password reminded me that I shouldn’t let myself be a victim of my recent breakup and that I was strong enough to do something about it.
AND I MADE MY PASSWORD Forgive@h3r.
I had to type this statement several times a day. Each time my computer would lock. Each time I would come back from eating lunch alone. In my mind, I wrote Forgive her every day. The simple action changed the way I looked at my ex-wife. As the month wore on, I felt a slow healing begin to take place. By the time my server prompted me to reset my password the following month, I felt free.
One month later, my dear Exchange server asked me yet again to reset my password. I thought about the next thing that I had to get done. MY PASSWORD BECAME Quit@smoking4ever. I quit smoking overnight.
This password was a painful one to type during that month, but doing it helped me to yell at myself in my mind as I typed that statement. It motivated me to follow my monthly goal.
ONE MONTH LATER, MY PASSWORD BECAME Save4trip@thailand. Guess where I went three months later: Thailand.
Seeing how these reminders helped to materialize my goals kept me motivated and excited. While it’s sometimes difficult to come up with your next goal, keeping at it brings great results. Here is a simplified extract of what some of my passwords have been in the past few years, so you get an idea of how my life has changed, thanks to this method:
Forgive@h3r To my ex-wife, who left me.
- Quit@smoking4ever It worked.
- Save4trip@thailand It worked.
- Eat2times@day It never worked, still fat.
- Ask@her4date It worked. I fell in love again.
- MovE@togeth3r It worked.
Sources: Story on Password can change a Life is taken from www.medium.com.
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