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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. ## References - [David Allen. Getting Things Done](/books/getting-things-done) - [T. K. Coleman. 3 Basic Principles for Getting Things Done](https://fee.org/articles/3-basic-principles-for-getting-things-done/)
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