No Matter What – Day 12

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The word "WHERE?" written in vintage wooden letterpress type.

G: If you lost your address book and contacts on your phone and computer how upset and inconvenienced would you feel?

P: My phone and I have an interesting relationship.  Although I greatly appreciate it and all of the amazing things it can do, I am not defined by it nor do I rely on it the way many people do.   Because of that, I misplace my phone a lot.  Consequently this is not something I get too worked up about.  I usually find it when I’m ready to be found.

Without a doubt it would be a nuisance to have to start from scratch and re-establish my contacts.  But just like going through my closets, my office drawers, and my latest goals, sometimes my contacts need to be updated.

Granted, I usually reserve this for “special occasions” known for inciting emotional upheaval, such as moving or losing my wallet, the house keys, my job, or my phone/address book.

When this does happen, I have to look for the silver lining, the deeper meaning, a compelling reason not to have a meltdown.

And here’s what I’ve come up with.  As long as I have not lost the people themselves, it’s merely a matter of inconvenience.  As long as I have not lost my why, I will eventually find my way. (Michael Hyatt has a great quote about this.)

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