I almost didn’t write this. The last year of my life hasn’t gone entirely according to plan, entirely as I mapped it out. I get a little bit anxious when I think about sharing some of my most personal thoughts with the entire internet, but I decided to write this piece anyway.
Regardless of the shortcomings, failures, and success I’ve encountered over the course of 2012, I believe that the process of mind mapping your upcoming year is a helpful one. A simple process that I believe the right type of person can benefit from, and if this post can help even one person achieve something good in 2013, it will have been more than worth the feelings of discomfort and insecurity that arise when I think about sharing my goals with any substantial audience.