There are many benefits of brainstorming your life strategy before taking action. The first is complete and total confidentiality. There is no outside pressure to cover up your insecurities. Secondly, creating a checklist or Mindmap based on your brainstorming gets you into the habit of constantly thinking about how your choices affect your environment. It is not something you wrote down on a Post-It note. Living through your checklist allows you to notice more of the results of your transformation.