Which Loop are You Riding?

It could be the feedback loop or the insanity loop…

Darren Matthews
The Shortform


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Life is a series of loops.

Observing the loop you engage in could be the best indicator of success there is.

Hear me out for a minute.

Decisions aren’t isolated events. One choice rolls into another and another. But between each choice comes an opportunity.

Information that tells you what worked and what didn’t.

Do you ride the feedback loop?

You can pay attention to the signal, transforming your next decision.

Or, you can ride the insanity loop instead.

You can make the same decision again and hope for different results.

Only nothing changes.

That’s the insanity loop for you. If you change nothing, nothing changes.

Why would doing the same thing make you think a different outcome was possible?

Feedback or insanity.

Those are the loops available to you after each choice.

One helps you iterate. The other leaves you at the mercy of entropy.

Choose wisely.



Darren Matthews
The Shortform

Following my curiosity — which is decision-making — and sharing what I learn along the way