With Christmas done and dusted and a new year approaching, now is the time we start thinking about our aspirations for the year ahead. We may kick off the year with good intentions, but the majority of our New Year’s resolutions are long forgotten by February. iMindMap Ultimate will help you to leave bad habits in 2017 and ensure you enter 2018 with well-planned, powerful objectives to help boost your chances of success.
If you’re struggling with new ways to set and achieve effective goals, we’ve noted down our most powerful tips below, so you can hit the ground running this January.
Before you enter the new year, think of all the things that you’d like to achieve in a year’s time. Commit to your goals by creating a physical record in Mind Map View. Did you know that you’re more likely to achieve your goals when you record them? In your Mind Map, take advantage of the radiant branches, vibrant colours and meaningful images that can be added to emphasise your key points. Your Mind Map will create a visual, structured and memorable representation of your objectives, encouraging you to go on to achieve your goals.
A Mind Map will help you to overcome information overload. Set big goals and break them down into manageable chunks using keywords. For example, a goal of yours could be to receive a promotion. Develop this idea by dedicating sub-branches to main steps you’ll take to get there, such as taking on more responsibilities and volunteering for extra training. By breaking each goal down, you’ll give yourself a visual overview of all the actions you need to complete so you can keep an eye on your end goal at all times. Goals which once looked daunting will now look much easier to tackle.
Fast forward to a year’s time and the feeling of accomplishment you’ll have having reached your 2018 goals. Now, work backwards and plot all of the action points and steps you need to get there in Time Map View. Here, you can set milestones along the interactive timeline and track your progress at every stage. Assign task start and due dates so that deadlines are clearly set in a logical order. Use task connectors to define the order in which tasks should be carried out.
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