This Three-Finger Salute Holds the Key to Your Success

As you browse through this website, and as you take in the content and ideas here, eventually you’ll start to wonder …

“What’s with the name? Reboot Yourself?  What does it mean?”  

The name was something I came up with one day in late 1999.  At the time, I was working as a software trainer for a well-known software training company.

One day I was thinking about the famous three-finger salute.  

Not the Boy Scout salute.  

Not the salute used by Serbian nationals.

The famous computer-based three-finger salute:  CTRL + ALT + DEL

If a computer locks up, you press the CTRL + ALT + DEL keys at the same time and the computer will reboot.  

You might remember using it whenever your computer chose to freeze up or show you the famous “Blue Screen of Death.”

This was known as a “soft boot” of your computer.  Basically it was a way to restart your computer without having to power down completely.  

Well, one day a question popped into my head …

“You can reboot a computer … but can you reboot yourself?”

And immediately I answered “yes!”. 

If you ever feel stuck in certain areas of your life … locked up … frozen … simply follow these three keys to reboot yourself:

1.  Take Control

Recognize and appreciate the fact that you have the power to take control of your life at any time.  

Doesn’t matter what area of your life … finances … career … health … relationships … income … marriage … there is always something over which you can take control.  

For example, if your finances are a mess, you can take control by starting to track how much money you spend every week.  

2.  Look for Alternatives

There’s a famous saying that goes “if you keep doing what you’ve always done, you will keep getting what you’ve always gotten.”

Albert Einstein defined the word “insanity” as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Once you recognize you have control, then you can begin to look for alternative solutions, ideas, and procedures that can get you unstuck.

3.  Delete what holds you back

There are two things that tend to hold you back from true success in life.  

One is other people and their preconceived notions of who you “should” or “shouldn’t” try to be as a person.  Sometimes you have to give up (“delete”) friendships and relationships in your life that no longer serve you.  

The second factor that can hold you back from success is your own beliefs about what you can or can’t do with your life.  I invite you to take a close look at your thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs, and get rid of the ones that are holding you back and keeping you stuck.  

So that’s the story behind “reboot yourself”.


Take control … look for alternatives … delete the people and beliefs that hold you back.  

We’ll be exploring methods for all those steps here on this blog.  

Until next time,

P.S.:  If you’ve been thinking about and looking for a way to take control of your income, I might have a solution for you.  It has worked for others, and might work for you. 

Click here, enter your name and email, and watch how lots of people are turning their financial problems around. Of course, no guarantees it will work for you … but at least take a few minutes to check it out and judge for yourself

To your continued success!

David Caban
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