The Chimp Paradox by Dr. Steve Peters

My notes from a book The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters subtitled “The Mind Management Program to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence, and Happiness”, which I rated 4/5 on my Shelfari account.

Psychologically mind is made up of three separate brains: Human – you. Chimp – emotional thinking machine. Computer – storage area and automatic functioning machine.

Happiness can be found in many ways. It’s the way you deal with things, not what happens, that gives you peace of mind. Every day is precious.

Person that you want to be is the person that you really are.

Never assume that because you’ve told someone something that they’ve heard it or understood it.

When you find yourself stressed, deliberately slow down your thinking.

At night you are in the chimp mode with emotional and irrational thinking.

If you measure success in life my effort and doing your best then it’s always in your hands succeed and to be proud of yourself.

When you decide to do something it’s commitment, not motivation that matters.

If you were given the million dollars to do the task before the end of the day, could you do it?

People usually love ownership and will take things more seriously when given it.

Commit the small change and do it consistently.

Don’t battle – instead live such lifestyle. For example, don’t battle your sugar eating habbit, instead don’t do it because you “just don’t”, because it’s the way you live.

Written by Nikola Brežnjak