Technology: it brings you great gifts with one hand, & it stabs you in the back with the other. ~Carrie P. Snow
I posted that quote through my social media sites last week, and since that time, my computer hard drive crashed and one of my email accounts was hacked, which sent out spam messages to individuals I don’t even know, as well as deleting my incoming messages almost instantaneously. After spending the past 3 hours on the phone with my online host administrator, I have now resolved the hacking situation; and thankfully, I backed up all of my client files on USB flash drives and an external hard drive. However, I procrastinated on externally backing up my emails from my Outlook file. Hence, if Geek Squad isn’t able to restore them, then I will have lost at least a year’s worth of important messages. Of course, I’m encouraged that they will restore my files, and refuse to give energy to anything of the contrary.
Two lessons are learned from this experience:
- Don’t procrastinate. As many times as I encourage my husband and children not to put off tasks thinking there will always be a later to complete them, this is the lone area of my life where I didn’t follow that same discipline. Never put off until tomorrow what you can complete right now.
- Be cautious of what you release into the atmosphere. I’m thoroughly convinced that the quote I previously mentioned is what doomed me. Technology is no different than anything else one is required to speak life into. In order for the law of attraction to properly work, you must not condemn yourself to the type of difficulties and frustrations that I brought upon myself by your thoughts and words.