When you're doing a 'deeper' mind-map, like the Big Interview example I gave yesterday, the conclusions you can draw from these types of mind-maps tend to split into 2 categories:
1) Practical and functional
2) Insightful and transformative
For example, if you're super-worried about turning up late to your big meeting, then there are certainly practical, functional conclusions you can draw about the need to leave in plenty of time; or taking the bus instead of driving, so you don't need to waste time finding a parking spot etc.
These types of conclusions deal with the superficial concern on the day, but don't address the underlying emotional issue.
An insightful and transformative conclusion is something that doesn’t just tackle the symptom of the problem, but gets to work on the core.
Examples of a transformative type of conclusion for the Big Interview Mind Map could include:
The final step of every mind map you do: Set yourself goals / action points
Again, this last step can be split into practical, functional action points that deal with tangible issues and problems; and / or more long-term goals or action points, that start to address the underlying emotions.
To continue with our 'scared to be late' example, the practical action points could include:
If you don't manage to achieve all of your action points or goals, don't get discouraged. Go and talk to God about what's really going on, do another mind-map, talk things over with a close friend that you trust, and you'll see that one way or another, things will start to move again.
RECAP: The basic rules of successful mind-mapping
The following rules apply to every mind-map you do, regardless of whether it's simple, complicated, deep, practical, emotional, or whatever.
Rule 1: Get G-d involved in the process
Rule 2: Be honest
Rule 3: Don't censor yourself
Rule 4: You can't do this wrong
Rule 5: No 2 mind-maps are the same
Rule 6: Judge yourself favorably
Rule 7: Keep an open mind
Rule 8: Translate your mind-map into real time
Rule 9: Pray on it
Rule 10: Write spontaneously
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