How a password can change your life. Try it. A life changing story.

How a Password Changed my 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. Coming up with a new code doesn’t seem like a big deal, unless you work at my company, where we have to change it monthly, using at least one uppercase character, one lower case character, one symbol and one number. Oh and the password can’t be fewer than eight characters. 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 what I thought all day.
That didn’t mean anything to the empty field with the pulsating cursor, waiting for me to type a password that I 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 that is going to change my life”. I couldn’t focus on getting things done in my current mood. There was clear indication that I needed to regain control over my life, but I couldn’t heed 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.
I made my password – Forgive@her. I had to type this password several times every day, each time my computer would lock. Each time I came back from lunch I wrote forgive her. The simple action changed the way I looked at my ex-wife. That constant reminder of reconciliation led me to accept the way things happened and helped me deal with my depression. As one month wore on, I felt a slow healing began to take place. By the time the server prompted me to change my password following month, I felt free.
The next time I had to change my password I thought about the next thing that I had to get done. My password became Quit@smoking4ever .

It motivated me to follow my goal and I was able to quit smoking.
One month later, my password became Save4trip@europe, and in three months I was able to visit Europe.
Seeing how reminders helped me materialize my goals kept me motivated and excited. While its sometimes difficult to come up with your next goal, keeping at it brings great results.
After a few months my password was 

lifeis#beautiful !!!

Life is going to change again 👌👌👌
A true story by anonymous writer from the Reader’s Digest …


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12 Responses to How a password can change your life. Try it. A life changing story.

  1. Jnana Hodson says:

    You take this a step further than I have! I’ve used the names of the paint colors we used around the house, as a way to remember them when it came to repainting. And I’ve used variations on important birthdays and the like. (As you demonstrate, we play around with those caps and numbers.) But as prompts for life-changing actions? You have me planning on updating some passwords … with all due appreciation.

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  2. Val Boyko says:

    Reblogged this on Find Your Middle Ground and commented:
    Inspiring! … What would your password be?

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  3. Val Boyko says:

    So inspiring – I must re-blog. Thank you!

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    • I do positive passwords like that – but you know me, more along the “Iamaw3som3” type 🙂 When I wrote for our company newsletter, I did a whole article on positive passwords, so I love that you reblogged this, thanks Val!

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      • Val Boyko says:

        Thanks for sharing yours here in cyberspace Kate. (I know … just kidding) Mine have always been variations on pets names. I think I’m going to try something more motivational next time!


  4. Sonnische says:

    Love it! Great idea. Let it be a mantra. I’ve used bits of Buddhust chants.

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  5. Absolutely fabulous!!! Thank you for sharing!! ♥ And many blessings to you on your continuing heart expansion!!

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  8. Love this post! It is inspiring to see that such a small change could bring immense healing to move forward and live fully. Thankyou for reminding us. Off to change my password. 🙂

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  9. Very inspiring post, thanks for sharing your idea 😀

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