If you are looking for a more heartfelt, abstract map to sketch, the business coach Averil Leimon told The Telegraph to simply “draw a ‘mind map,’ with you in the middle and on each of the lines radiating out, one important aspect of your life—family, friends, work, writing, health. Then branching off each of these headings put some key words that sum up what you want for 2016.” By projecting yourself forward, you can see yourself in 2016 on an ideal day and this will make it easier to make plans because your brain has now seen your future, and it likes it. So if you really want to know how to be successful, start the mapping right now!