Looping Logic


Soon the whole city was filled with confusion. Inside, the people were all shouting,
some one thing and some another. Everything was in confusion.
In fact, most of them didn’t even know why they were there.
Acts 19:32

Loral Langemeier, one of my first business coaches, taught me about looping logic.

Suppose you had a flat tire on the way to work. You get to work and all you can talk about is that flat tire. Every time you tell the story, you add more details and opinions to it. You keep going around that circle, never getting past that flat tire and on with your day.

The people in Ephesus got hung up in looping logic.

We’ve seen people get agitated—even to the point of harming one another—over what amounts to nothing but an endless loop—if they only would stop and think about it.

Quit looping and get on with your life.