Posted by: pkab | 13 March 2009

Mind Mapping and the Ambidextrous Mind


By: Tim

If you’re a right-handed individual, you often use your left hand with limitations. That is also true with left-handed individuals. Very few people can use both their hands with dexterity. These people are called ambidextrous and very good examples are Harry Truman, Fleming, Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo. Ambidextrous can also be the ability to handle various tasks simultaneously. In this article, you will learn more about mind mapping and its connection to being ambidextrous.

ambidextrousIn today’s modern times, people are already used to handling multiple tasks at the same time. You’ve probably seen your Mom talking on the phone, cooking, and attending the laundry concurrently. While you’re doing different tasks simultaneously, your brain’s left and right hemispheres is also juggling the tasks. Thinking activities on the brain’s right hemisphere includes easy comprehension, subjectivity, and strong intuition. The left hemisphere is attributed by rational, analytical, and logical thinking.

It is often hard to use both hemispheres of the brain at the same instance but it can be developed after some time especially if you’re determined to learn more about it.

Once you’ve mastered using both hemispheres of the brain, you already have the so-called ambidextrous mind. Each hemisphere has its own attributes and if you’re able to use them together, your brain’s capacity can be optimized. Aside from that, an optimized brain is able to enhance brain output and increase awareness.

You too can attempt to have an ambidextrous mind. You should develop your analytical skills, while trying to be reasonable and reflective of your tasks. By doing so, you can deepen your logical ability, creativity, imagination, and you might also be able to find links and associations to increase your awareness.

Through mind mapping, you can be propelled to develop the ambidextrous mind. With just one topic, you will be able to diffuse the thoughts into lateral and vertical thinking. Practice mind mapping so that next time you have an issue, situation, or problem to solve, you can address it comprehensively. You can expect creative responses and solutions.

The brain’s functional mechanism is the basis for mind mapping. It can evoke the power of the super brain while triggering the thought process. Therefore, mind mapping can serve as the tool for encouraging whole-brain or ambidextrous thinking.

Business individuals will surely benefit a lot from an ambidextrous mind. Well, you can’t use mind mapping today and expect an immediate result the day after. The ambidextrous mind should be developed over time. You need to practice mind mapping everyday until you finally master it. If you want better and more effective results, mind mapping should be practiced continuously because that’s the only way to encourage the ambidextrous mind.

Very few individuals have the ability to use both sides of their brain and if you’re gifted with such ability, you should be thankful for it. You have to use your ambidextrous mind to contribute goodness in the workplace and in the community. You can even show your colleagues, friends and family how you do it.

Remember that mind mapping is not as hard as you think. If you can find a good teacher who will teach you about mind mapping, then go ahead. Who knows, you might be able learn how to use the two hemispheres of your brain in no time at all.

Source: Examples of MindMaps

Read also Are you Ambidextrous or Whole-brain Thinker? Mindmapping to your Rescue?


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