Unpacking the Open Loop Concept
Many of us feel like we’re constantly spinning in circles, never making real progress. Only to get more and more frustrated with yourself for not getting enough done. If you find yourself in this situation, there’s a concept I’d like you to consider – the Open Loop Concept. In its simplest form it means that you keep starting projects or tasks but didn’t give yourself enough time or can’t finish them for any other reason. With ever increasing amounts of open tasks, you keep opening more and more loops. This leads to a sense of complete overwhelm.
Understanding the Impact
In today’s fast-paced world, there are countless demands on our attention. We start various projects and tasks, but it feels like we can never finish them because something else always comes up, seemingly more important. These open loops accumulate, leaving us overwhelmed and unable to accomplish anything substantial. It’s a frustrating cycle that can keep you stuck.
The Impact of Open Loops
If you’re wondering why you are overwhelmed and not moving ahead consistently enough, perhaps the amount of open loops may be a significant factor. These unresolved tasks and unfinished projects can hold you back from reaching your goals by the sheer fact of how many there are. The constant juggling of multiple open loops can lead to a sense of stagnation and frustration.
Closing the Loops: A Path to Progress
The key to breaking free from this cycle of inaction is to start closing those open loops. It’s about regaining control over your tasks and projects, one step at a time. By prioritizing and completing one task before moving on to the next, you can regain a sense of accomplishment and forward momentum.
In the world of open loops, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and stuck. But there’s a way out. By understanding the power of completion and actively working to close those open loops, you can regain control of your time and productivity. It’s time to stop spinning in circles and start making real progress.
Beate Chelette is The Growth Architect & Founder of The Women’s Code, and provides visionaries and leaders with strategies, blueprints and results-oriented, tangible tools and techniques that give clear steps to improve business systems, strengthen leadership skills and teams so that you can scale your impact.
A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, Beate bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly successful global business and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal. She is amongst the “Top 100 Global Thought Leaders” by PeopleHum and “One of 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs” by HuffPost.
Recent clients include Amazon, Reckitt (the maker of Lysol), Chevron, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, the Women’s Legislative Caucus of California Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Shelter Inc., Mental Health First Aid and thousands of small businesses.
Beate is the author of the #1 International Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go From Overwhelmed to Awesome” –a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.”
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