The Password That Changed My Life

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The Password That Changed My Life

Today I wanted to tell you a great story I read somewhere
I thought was really inspiring, directly from the guy who wrote it:

“It was a morning like every morning at which I came to work,
sat in front of my computer, and got the message that changed my life:
“Your password expired, please select a new password”

Changing passwords may not sound like a big deal, but at
my workplace I have to change a password every month.

On that particular morning I felt like the computer, the office
and entire world was against me.

You see, I had just been through a long divorce and and was
devastated. I sat there for quite a while and stared at the screen.

I thought of a bunch of silly passwords that I’ll probably forget the
next day and I just couldn’t take it anymore.

Why can’t life be simple?


Suddenly I remembered the advice of my old manager:
“Choose a password that will change your life”
I didn’t understand what he was talking about then.
But just like that – it all became clear.

My new password would be my new mantra. With a decisiveness
that had escaped me for many months I wrote


Then every day I’d get to the office and remind myself to let go
of my anger and sorrow, and that I have 2 beautiful children that I love.

I forgave her first thing in the morning and right after lunch.
I forgave her when I worked from home and at meetings.

Slowly I began to realize how that small thing was effecting me,
that it was easier to get up with a smile on my face!

A month later I was glad to find the same message again:
“Your password expired, select a new password”.
Immediately I typed : “0-Cigarettes-Day”. A week later I
threw away my cigarettes without hesitation.

The following month the password was “$800-Vacation”,
and by the end of the month I managed to save up enough
money to take my kids on a short vacation.

My password became my greatest blessing, an important tool
that helped me stick to my goals every single day.

My peers at work noticed the change in me, and very soon I got
a raise and was promoted to manager. When the new guy came
to replace me at my old position, I knew exactly what to tell him:

“Choose a password that will change your life”


  1. Inspirational!! You are truly amazing dear…hope it works out for me as well.

    • Yes! Try it. I have set my passwords to be something like that too and it’s working out great 🙂

      • amaizing keep up the good info .love reading your stories . very inspiring god bless .have a ausom week

  2. I love the story, its very inspiring. and I love stories you share Ms Keren.
    Let me also do this too as mantra to get to my goals.
    Thank you….

    • Wonderful dear! This is a good one that I use myself as well 🙂

  3. Wowww…. Thanks..!

  4. I am inspired. Thank you for the story

    • So Glad Mary Ann!

  5. Merveilleux!!! Such a great advice, I feel so grateful for your commitment in our greatness, dearest Keren! Love!

    • I’m so glad you’re here Marie! Thank you for your wonderful comments!

  6. A very great story!

    • Thanks Danny!

  7. Love this Great advise Thanks for the motivation will definitely be using this

    • Awesome Freda! Thank you for being here

  8. That is such an awesome idea. I love it. Thank you for sharing that.

    • Glad you liked it, Luis. I have been using it myself and it works great!

  9. Awesome story!!!! Will try this myself.. much love,light always. Freddy ☺

    • Awesome! Good luck Freddy!

  10. What a wonderful idea! Love this and thank you Keren!

    • So glad! Thank you dear Krysti

  11. Thank you very much Keren for finally making me understand what they meant by:
    Choose a password that will change your life.
    Rest assured that this is what I will do.
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

    • Awwwwww Thanks Danielle!

  12. Hey Keren Peled,
    That was a brilliant idea.
    Hats off to you keren

    • Thanks! Can’t take credit for the idea, I’m just passing it on to you 🙂

  13. great idea, i named it password magic.

  14. Sometime hearing another story awakens our inner knowing.

  15. I am totally inspired…THANK YOU

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