Time to change your password?
All this password hacking stuff in the news is pretty serious. PLEASE don't tell me you are one of those people who logs into Facebook with
as your password? Or...
Apparently something like 50% of us have easy passwords like this. So if you're still logging in with your name (surely not?) let's sort this out.
There is a way that you can change your password to something hard to hack, and do something a bit cool at the same time.
Here's how you do it.
What is your goal? What would you really love to achieve? If you had to articulate it in just a few letters, what would it be? (Even the process of thinking this out helps you get closer to your goal.) You wouldn’t believe some of the stuff I've logged in with in the past. Soon it becomes second nature to think about your password and your goal at the same time.
You can get creative. It’s whatever works for you. Here’s some examples of passwords people have used in the past – Confidence1, newhousebarbados, 1milliondollars, marriedbychristmas (hopeful!), Ifeelgoodyeah. My favourite one was the tech support guy who wanted to feel more positive when he logged in at work every morning. He logged in with ComputerSaysYes.
So you get the drift. Change your password now. Then start to notice how it becomes second nature to think about your goal whenever you log in. The more you think about your goal at an unconscious level, the closer you'll start to get to it.