Mind Mapping to Boast Your Creativity
One of the tools that you can use to boast the level of your creativity is mind mapping. Mind mapping is a concept that introduced by Tony Buzan (he is also known as the father of ‘Mind Mapping’).
So, what is mind map?
According to Michael Michalko, the writer of Cracking Creativity, “Mind Map is the whole-brain alternative” to linear thinking. It reaches out in all directions and catches thoughts from any angle. Thus, it leaves nothing out when brainstorming for ideas.
Basically, a mind map is an overview of a subject with branches that branching out from the center or the core (subject), explaining or detailing the whole thing on a single view. It uses lots of color, drawings and phrases that no more than two words, to stimulate creativity and memorizing capability.
By using a mind map, all you need to do is just look at a single piece of paper (the mind map) and you will understand the whole subject that you are studying. It saves you time from unnecessary lengthy explanation which most of the time that does not serve more than the words used. Besides, it really helps if you are doing revision either for your job or studies.
Tony Buzan describes mind map as the ultimate organizational thinking tool and which, he even call it as the Swiss army knife of the brain. He explains further that mind map is the easiest way to put and to take information out from the brain. It is a creative and effective means of note-taking that literally maps out your thoughts. Nothing could organize information more effectively than a mind map. You can keep things in your brain like an effective librarian that could retrieve just any titles from the shelves at the shortest span of time.
So by organizing the information in your brain effectively, you can enhance/ boast up your creativity and thinking capability. It makes the whole process far easier than ever before.
Some of the great geniuses such as Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Michelangelo, Charles Darwin, Sir Winston Churchill and William Blake had employed some of the major elements of Mind Mapping Guidelines to make their thought visible and thus, helping them to make great creative leaps forward in their disciplines. They used images and branches when taking notes and brainstorming for ideas.
And believe it or not, theirs brains are no different from yours, it is just the matter of how their used theirs to expand the brain power. So do you want to think like a genius?
Start employing this tool to unleash the genius within you.