My Life Map: A Journal to Help You Shape Your Future
(Kate and David Marshall, Penguin Random House/Penguin, 2012)
What’s happened in your life so far?
What are your dreams for the future?
My Life Map is a record of your past, and a tool to create the life stories you hope to live in the future.
My Life Map lays out a gentle life mapping process, with journaling questions to answer and maps to fill out, to help you – no matter what your stage of life – clarify what you want in various parts of your life (family, work, friends, play, learning, and service).
- MAPPING TIPS
- SAMPLE JOURNEYS
- YOUR PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE: exercises
- LIFE MAPS: blank maps to fill in (subject, ten-year, and whole life maps)
- PUTTING YOUR MAPS INTO PRACTICE
- BONUS MATERIAL: a toolkit for book owners to create and update electronic life maps.
My Life Map nourishes a personal dialogue, with exercises that give you the clarity you need to keep imagining and planning. This introspective journal offers all the tools and inspiration necessary to set life goals, reflect on your past, and shape a future with purpose and intention.
(My Life Map owners: click on the blue arrow to enter the code in the book for the toolkit)
“An intriguing look at the age-old question of the pursuit of the good life. A must-read for anyone facing the ‘What’s next?’ moment in life.”
- Richard Leider, bestselling author of Repacking Your Bags and The Power of Purpose
“A book of many gifts—reflections that lead to deep personal insight, practices for seeing one’s entire life in perspective, guidance for knowing ourselves better, and simple maps for actively creating our future. A true gem that I will gift to many people.”
- Margaret J. Wheatley, bestselling author of Leadership and the New Science, Perseverance
“Going through this mapping exercise taught me a lot. It has also made me think and dream bigger than I use to.” -froggie
“I don’t usually go in for self-help books and I’ve never really done any journaling, so I was amazed and surprised by the way [My Life Map] drew me in. The straight-forward and helpful introductory information, the fill-in format, and the illustrative examples all came together and persuaded me, almost against my will, to do some life-mapping of my own. This book helped me make sense of the thoughts, desires, and dissatisfaction that were confusingly swirling around in my brain, bringing to light wants and visions that I hadn’t been able see alone.” -Bonnie