Color Your Way to Success with Map Your Progress
We talk a lot about coloring books around these parts, and there’s a reason: they’re awesome. But even though they’re a great way to get out your childhood urges, what if they were a way to check things off your to-do list? Or visually show your goals? Turns out there is a way to do that: Map Your Progress.
Amy Jones started Map Your Progress because she wanted to pay off the $26k she had built up in credit card debt. Inspired by a similar system that her mother used when Amy was a kid, she created a pattern on an old piece of canvas, then colored in a section of the pattern whenever she paid off $100 in credit card debt. This became a huge motivator, and now she sells the inspiring “Maps” on her website.
Now I’ll freely admit, when Amy hit me up on email about this, I wasn’t particularly excited about the premise. But in doing my due dilligence on the subject, I did some digging and started to think about the implications this could have in my own life. My wife and I want to move someday, and Amy has a map that says just that: “Move.” She also has one that says “Home,” and another that has 365 swirls — one for each day of the year. It reminds me of Jerry Seinfeld’s “Don’t Break the Chain” productivity method, but with a more visual angle. And now, I love the concept.
What do you think of the idea?