How a Password Can Change Your Life!
by Gary Ryan Blair in Execution, Small Actions – Big Results
WHAT DO YOU SAY that we make this a message that will change your life!
I hope that sounds appealing, as you’re about to learn…how you can use something as simple and mundane as your password to fast track ANY goal you desire.
But first, let’s talk about your underwear.
The saying goes something like this:
Passwords are like underwear…you should change them often.
Passwords are like underwear…you should not loan them out to strangers.
Passwords are like underwear…you should make them unique and mysterious.
Passwords are like underwear…you should not leave them lying around for others to see.
Our common reality is that we all live in a password-driven world, one where a few simple characters unlock access to our data, allow us to communicate with friends, enable us to make online purchases…and so much more.
YOUR PASSWORD PARADIGM
Yes, I understand why passwords are universally despised: the strains they put on our memory, the endless demand to update them, their sheer number. I dislike them, too. But there is more to passwords than their annoyance.
I had come to believe that these tiny personalized codes get a bum rap, and in this message, I want to transfer that belief and show you how to imbue them with your hopes and dreams, your most important goals and fondest aspirations.
Because, once you change your belief and perspective, and begin utilizing your passwords with a purpose beyond security and privacy, you’ll quickly see how this simple act can have such a profound impact on your life as they unlock much more than your accounts.
UNLEASHING THE POWER OF A PASSWORD
Your mind while blessed with permanent memory is cursed with lousy recall. Written goals are catalysts; they serve as transforming agents for success and achievement.
That is precisely why I urge you to write them down at the beginning of each day, and leveraging your password in the achievement of those goals is one of the savviest moves you can make.
Over the years, a practice I’ve found effective, is to routinely change my email password, and when possible to also change my user name to something that’s indicative of my most important goal(s) at that point in time.
Let’s focus on you…and how you can put this idea to use.
For example, let’s say you goal is to lose 20 pounds. Then your user name can be written as an affirmation like Iwilllose and your password can include the amount as well as the deadline such as 20poundsX520
Another example of a goal might be paying off $35,000 in debt. In that case, your user name could be Icommitto and your password could be 35kX830
Let’s have one more look at this from a sales perspective. If you’re goal is to finish the year strong and secure a $25,000 bonus, then your user name could be FinishStrong and your password should include the amount as well as the deadline, like this: 25kbonus1231
This simple act of repetition and reinforcement will take place several times throughout each day.
By utilizing this strategy, you will have created a positive intervention between you and your goals which means you are consciously maintaining focus on and reinforcing your commitment to this particular goal.
In your mind, you’ll quickly embrace the mantra that I didn’t type a password…I was reminding myself to actively work on my goal.
ALSO, when you apply this idea to everything that requires a user name and password, regularly affirming your goals shifts from a mundane chore to an ACT OF NECESSITY.
I’ll admit, I’m fascinated by the idea that you can take an externally imposed, non-natural requirement, in this case….memorizing a password, and turning it into a meaningful, uplifting human experience.
I encourage you to use this idea immediately, and assure you that you’ll be highly goal focusedand you’ll also have a profound sense of urgency towards the achievement of those goals.