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Ideas in Open Loop

When you decide to do some task, obligation, or plan without executing it, the mind creates an open loop.
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Zettelkasten, April 10, 2021

Notes

  • When you decide to do some task, obligation, or plan without executing it, the mind creates an open loop.

  • Open loop is something that needs to be done but hasn't yet been fulfilled.

    • You didn't think about it. You haven't clarified the intended outcome, the very next physical action step, and/or put reminders of the outcome and action required in a system you trust.
  • From time to time, your mind will remember that task, even if you can't execute it at that moment.

  • A lot of open loops require a lot of mental energy because they stole your attention.

  • When you close an open loop, you free your mind.

  • It can be large tasks such as planning a trip down to smaller tasks such as make the bed.

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