I read an article about a year ago that changed my life and how I see passwords. The story was about a man who was in a bit of a slump in his life. He was a smoker, had a rocky relationship and worked in the corporate grind. He was required to change his password every 30 days at his job – a nuisance he felt was a waste of time and pain in the butt. One such day he decided to try a little experiment. What if he turned his password into an affirmation? He was required to enter his password many times each day so whatever his message was, he’d be reminded of it over the course of the month. The intentions were set and they started to show themselves in his life outside of work – he lost weight, stopped smoking, fixed his relationship, and more. It became such a successful way to encourage himself daily that he now looks forward to choosing his next password.
I’m a huge fan of the power of attraction. I do my best to set my intentions in my journal each morning. I also like to follow up by writing my affirmations. Finding the right affirmations can take time and requires some editing. Like a mantra, affirmations that work for others may need to be tweaked to speak to you directly. I thought I’d try what this gentleman had and started incorporating positive messages in my passwords. All I can say is, I love it.
The struggle of remembering the password disappears when you’re looking forward to typing out a positive message. It feels really good to type something uplifting multiple times per day. It’s a simple way to bring light into a mundane process. Give it a shot and let us know if you feel its effects.
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