Close Your Loops

Think back to the last time your gut spoke to you and told you to do something…

“Take this risk.”
“Call that person.”
“Show up at this event.”
“Share your story.”

Those moments seem to show up daily, and when they do, it’s time for us to make a decision. Follow your gut and take action, or ignore it and do nothing.

A friend of ours calls this “closing the loop” – as in when your gut speaks to you and gives you that nudge, close the loop. Rather than leaving your gut hanging, do something!

The next time a new opportunity comes your way, even if it’s a little scary, try saying “yes” and close the loop.

The next time you get that nudge to call an old friend, your mom, or a past coworker, close the loop.

The next time you feel like you should make time to show up somewhere, close the loop.

The next time you get that feeling that someone could benefit from hearing your story, close the loop.

We lose opportunities every day to change our lives and the lives of others because we’re not closing the loops in our life. We ignore our gut and don’t listen when it’s speaking to us, and as a result, we’re not making space for serendipity to occur.

What do we mean by serendipity? It’s defined as the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. We’d probably follow that definition by saying things never happen by chance, and there are no coincidences. Everything happens the way it’s supposed to happen, for a reason, as long as we do our part and close the loops.

That’s serendipity, and when those moments occur in our lives, they often lead to goosebumps – not the cold Minnesota kind, but the cool kind.

Look for the loops in your life, close them, and make room for some serendipity!

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