Mindmapping is a crucial tool to register the thought process that is going on in your mind. It helps you to register and pen down the thoughts in a diagram. From 2 sources, mindmapping is defined as

A Mind Map is a diagram used to visually organize information. – Wikipedia

A Mind Map is a powerful graphic technique which provides a universal key to unlock the potential of the brain. It harnesses the full range of cortical skills – word, image, number, logic, rhythm, colour and spatial awareness – in a single, uniquely powerful manner. – Tony Buzan

Using a graphical representation, you are able to showcase your experiences in a meaningful way. It helps employers to understand your character, belief and the various lessons you have learnt through your life.

In the early settings of using a mind map, think about 3 concepts that you wish to adopt:

  1. the lessons learnt (Lessons learnt)
  2. what would you have done better? (Could have Done Better)
  3. what made you stronger from this? (Made you Stronger)

With the 3 concepts at the back of your head, use the following diagram and circle out some of the words that you felt close to you. Label them according to the 3 categories as stated above.

descriptive words

With these thoughts in mind, use a mind mapping software to develop your Mind Map in brilliant and beautiful ways.


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Text2mindmap allows you to create a mind map by just placing text. You may begin by first placing the 3 categories that was mentioned above. ( done better, lesson learnt, made you stronger) After these inputs have been placed,place a word associated to the category below. For example,if you felt grateful about the world after recent field trip you experienced. Enter grateful about the world around you below the category lessons learnt. Then, under grateful about the world around you, press the tab key. You will see the phrase tied to lessons learnt. Try it out!

Come and experience mindmapping here and share your creation.


Tony buzan – http://www.tonybuzan.com/about/mind-mapping/

Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map

Text2mindmap.com – https://www.text2mindmap.com