Mapping Your Ideas: Why is it Useful?
Has it ever happened that you suddenly come up with an amazing idea for work, a new twist to a recipe or an incredible verse of poetry, and at that same instant you can’t or forgot to write it down? The idea got lost forever? You remember you had an idea but not what it was? Yeah, me too. We call this a brainstorm, a sudden impulse or idea. The definition of brainstorming according to dictionary.com tells us that it’s “a conference technique of solving specific problems, amassing information, stimulating creative thinking, developing new ideas, etc., by unrestrained and spontaneous participation in discussion.”
The problem with this is that it’s spontaneous and sudden, which can lead to the idea being lost or changed into something different altogether. The original configuration of the idea that left you amazed and excited, is probably gone forever. But can this be avoided? Yes, for the most part, through mind mapping.
Mind mapping is the process in which we employ the use of a diagram to visually outline information. It begins with a simple word or idea and then branches out. These maps help you visualize, stimulate creativity, classify ideas, problem solving and much more!
And what better way is there to explain mind maps than through mind maps?