Have you tried to reach a goal or solve a problem without succeeding at your first attempt? Maybe you fixed the symptoms, not the root cause? Perhaps the problem was not well understood? Or maybe the goal was unclear?
There may be many possible explanations. For whatever reason, a Thought Map (or Mind Map if you prefer) will help you structure the way to the goal.
A Thought Map includes questions and ideas that arise when we are dealing with a challenge. By going back to the Thought Map if we fail the first time, we can look at the facts with new eyes and discover other solutions. Test out new hypotheses and repeat the process.