#EpicFailure is actually #EpicSuccess

My blog, and other computer-life activities, haven’t been working in sync with me. How I underestimated the power of hardware to ruin my computer-sanity.

Screenshot of my computer yesterday morning, January 30, 2016.


You see, I am not a super-tech-savvy person. First, it’s not where my interest lies. Second, like a car, I want to just give it fuel and have it run with limited interference from me.

Unfortunately, life is full of #fails – whether it be the recorded ones that haunt people for years or just the personal failures you regret having. With a blog, computer and email issues, it’s a pain and frustrating, but in the big scheme of things, not that big of a deal. Life will go on, writing will continue to happen, the world won’t stop for one or two months of my lack of tech-savviness. For a lifetime of my tech-unsaviness. I can live with that.

What I don’t want to live with are the endless hours of dealing with minor issues, devoting my limited resource {time} to an issue that I don’t think I should have to deal with {hardware issues} having purchased a new machine. Much like having a new car, one purchases a new item not only for all the new bells and whistles, but because there is an unspoken agreement, a reliance, that the new product will be free from defect. The new product will be able to perform regular functions {like keeping the correct date and time} without a hardware reset.

Much like our lives, we expect that we will gain knowledge, learn from #EpicFailures and #EpicSuccess {if that isn’t a tag, it totally should be — why are we so negative?} and move forward with more positive, cleaner, and productive experiences. However, life, like technology, is fraught with obstacles. Whether it’s an #EpicFailure of expectations, meeting deadlines, demonstrating knowledge or feelings — we are all works in progress. Give each other grace. I try to do that daily since my cancer surgeries and recoveries last year.

We’ll be better served, and have higher overall satisfaction, if we simply accept our imperfections. We change what we have the control to change {only ourselves, our reactions, our actions} and let go what we cannot change {hardware issues, what others do or say, how others react to our thoughts and feelings}. If we go forward with a happy heart, accepting others as they are, and do our best to be the kind of person we’d love to love, we have no regrets. We can more easily move past people, thoughts, and situations that no longer fit our vision of who we want to be and move toward those causes, projects, and people who do support our lighter way of life.

Our Year of Quality is one where we continue to create Margin, letting go of those things that are superfluous — and those things, people, and situations change as we continue to grow and change. We need less to be happy, we need more of the interaction with the people we love and the experiences that give us joy — which has little to do with things.

Turns out, it was Microsoft Edge platform giving me so many issues {although I’m always prepared for the challenges of new technology}, but the hardware of my new laptop. I think that we have the appropriate updates, but if it continues to plague me, so be it. Life is too short to waste on #EpicFailure — I want to focus on #EpicSuccess. I want to Be The Change.

What’s your latest #EpicSuccess? Share below!


Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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