Jonathan writes: Over the years I’ve found that I think much better with a pen in my hand, and that I am able to grasp concepts and arrange ideas better on paper than in my head. I started drawing idea maps six or eight years ago for my own use, some of which have wider application. The plan is to post new ones several times a year. They are useful to come back to when you are revisiting a specific concept or growth goal. Think about them as tools for exercising mental/emotional/spiritual muscle groups that you need for life but that are sometimes difficult to isolate (or easy to forget or ignore).