- Mindmap even more
- Mindmap with others
- Mindmap when you are stuck
- Mindmap when you don’t want to
- Mindmap your activities
- Mindmap for fun
- Mindmap to solve problems
- Mindmap for getting ideas
- Simply Mindmap
Eastern wisdom tells us that when we do something, we should only do that one thing. When you create a visual map, you should only create a visual map.
My point is, when you want to become good at something, you have to do it. Over and over and over and over again.
You have to start with visualizing your information and thoughts and simply follow the rules (stage 1).
Every time you improve your technique, insights and methods. Every time you get better. Mapping your information is no different. The more you do it, the better you become.
After a while, you know how to do it. Your maps may look like more than just mindmaps. This is the stage where people think of it as being something that makes them a better person, manage all their information needs, give them perfect overview, etc.
In short, they give mind mapping more credit than it should get. The reason for this is probably that you are too excited about your new skill. This is stage 2.
Then… you get your feet back on the ground. You realize that mind mapping is only what it is: mind mapping. Let us call this stage 3.
This is where you have to get as soon as possible. Understand that visualizing your information is a very practical and powerful method for dealing with information, for any purpose you feel like.
Unfortunately, it takes time to get in the third stage. Perhaps you can even call it the first stage! The circle is completed. And even then, you will probably go back to back on the second stage where mind mapping is more than mapping your mind/information.
To complete the circle yourself, you should start with the 10 step approach for becoming the best mindmapper.
You know, most people want to get the best advice for mastering a certain skill. In 99% of all cases, it just comes down to doing it, improving and moving forward.
If you want to become an experienced driver, would you learn this by reading books about it or getting behind the wheel and practice?
When you want to be the best in what you do, would you get your hands dirty and grow by what you experience, hear and learn?
Of course you would.
Now, the easiest way to become a world class mindmapper is by creating mindmaps. Honestly, I don’t think it matters too much if you do this on paper or on your computer. You have to do it!
Creating clarity and overview in your information will give you a clear mind. This is vital when you want to create success in your life. When you like to learn more on how you can manage yourself, your environment and how information influences you, have a look at