Monday, September 12, 2005

How to Find Anyone

I'm going to share a little secret with you that I learned a long time ago. For years, I've been looking for people, whether it's someone who skipped town without paying their utility bill, or a deadbeat dad, or a fugitive. Oftentimes it's like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack.

Just picture this: Suppose, instead of one needle in the haystack, there are dozens of needles in the haystack...and they all know the one that you're looking for. So, instead of just one particular needle, all you have to do is find any needle, which will lead you to the one you're looking for.

It's often like that when looking for a person. Every human being on the earth knows others, whether friends, family, or work associates. When you're looking for someone, try to imagine who these other friends, family or associates are. Suddenly, your search becomes easier, because now you're looking for anyone who knows the whereabouts of the person that your looking for.

When the FBI is looking for a fugitive, they go to every person who might be connected in any way to the fugitive. They'll even tap the phones of all these friends and family members, in hopes that the fugitive will call. Then they just trace the call and bingo.

Of course, you and I can't do that, but when searching for someone, always reach out to anyone who might know the whereabouts of the person that you're looking for.

Remember, there's always someone who knows where the person is that you're looking for. Just find that person.

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