Mind mappers unite!
I mind mapped my life (as much as I could, which turned out to be quite a lot) at the end of last year when things were getting out of hand. If you can see the attached photo, each of those individual sheets is an area of focus (20k). Across the top of each of the sheets I put the Goal and/or Vision (30K & 40k) that relates to that area, along with the over-arching (50k) Purpose. The green blocks are routines; daily, weekly, monthly, annual, whatever). Then I put down all projects I could think of for each Area with a next action for each project. I didn't separate out any of the someday/maybes because I wanted a big picture view of, well, everything.
Originally Posted by enyonam
It really gave me a lot of perspective on how much I'm responsible for, who I'm responsible to and, really, what's most important.
But to get back to the question of separating out Goals from the other lists...
I could not have even formulated those goals without working my way through the big picture. I saw patterns... the "inter-connectedness of all things", if you're a Dirk Gently fan... that I couldn't have anticipated. I could create a separate list now, but I like seeing it in context.
Good question, James.
constant forward pressure