A couple years ago I got a new computer and loaded all of the software from my previous computer onto it. Almost everything transferred over perfectly…except one thing.
For the last two years, every time I restart my computer, I get this error message on startup:
I don’t restart my computer that often – I just put it to sleep each night and wake it up each morning. I only restart when it starts acting funky – going slow, being cranky, getting stuck on things that should be easy.
I often go a week or two between restarts. Which means that I forget for long periods of time that this message is lurking, waiting for me.
For a while it really bugged me every time it popped up. Then one day I had an epiphany – PAY ATTENTION TO THE MESSAGE…
“Insecure Startup Item disabled. … it does not have the proper security settings.”
Well DAY-UMN!!! My computer is telling me that I no longer have the proper settings to allow insecurity to start up in my system. If that’s not good news, I don’t know what is!!!!
In reality, my insecure item does start up periodically. But the good news is that my computer is teaching me that all I have to do is restart my system to be reminded that it’s not real. It’s just habitual behavior. So when those things start up in my life – going slow, being cranky, getting stuck on things that should be easy – I can reset my system and remember that my insecure startup item has once again been disabled.
How cool is that?!?
Now the desire to go looking for a way to turn that little message off is gone. I like my little reminder.
Today’s miracle: My insecure startup item has been disabled.