Spring is finally here, and (outside of Britain) flowers are starting to bloom, animals are coming out of hibernation, and it’s about time you took another stab at that long-overdue project that is gathering dust in the corner of your mind.
You know the ones I mean; that idea that you were so excited about at first, but that gradually shrank into nothing as more and more obstacles or issues got in the way. You just didn’t know how to make it work and you gave it up for dead.
Well now is the time to revive it with the help of some fresh perspectives!
Step 1 – Mind Map your Project
Start Mind Mapping as much information as you can about your project. Detail what it was, what you liked and disliked about it how far you had gotten with it, where you had hoped to go with it, any obstacles that prevented you from progressing and why you gave up on it. Make your map as colourful and expansive as possible to draw out those golden ideas.
Step 2 – Share your Mind Map
Nothing can revive a dusty old idea like looking at it from a different angle. Share your map with your friends on Facebook or Twitter by clicking the social sharing icons at the bottom of your iMindMap screen (new to iMindMap 6.2). This will post an image of your map straight on your timeline or feed.
Ask your friends to comment on your post or reply to your tweet with any ideas they might have for your project and let the suggestions role in. This is a speedy way to get a lot of feedback from a lot of people without asking for too much of their time.
If you have a really big map, you can also post a link to the iMindMap Viewer instead so that your friends can zoom in and view any attached notes. If you are unsure how to use our sharing options, then check out our tutorial videos for a step by step guide.
Step 3 – Mind Map the best ideas (and take over the world!)
Start to incorporate the thoughts and feedback you received into your map and use it to create a plan of action to re-ignite your project. Make sure to include any incomplete ideas in your map as well, as these can often lead to major, game-changing epiphanies. Sure, you may not always manage to revive that old idea – perhaps it really never was going to work – but it hardly takes any time to try and you never know when you could be onto a winner.
It also might be an idea to note down who came up with each idea so you can thank them later when your project goes global…
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