The Chimp Paradox
The Mind Management Program to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence, and Happiness
by Steve Peters
You may not have as much control over your thoughts as you think you do. Part of your brain is a wild, irrational beast, and it's up to you to teach it to behave!
The way we humans think isn't as straightforward as it might seem. Our thoughts actually come from three different parts in our brains: a rational, humanlike brain, a calculating computer brain, and a loud, emotional chimp brain that overpowers the others. The Chimp Paradox will teach you how to manage your thoughts, giving your rational human brain the control it needs, and getting your chimp brain under control.
You will learn:
- Why the chimp brain's drives are too powerful to change
- When your chimp brain is in charge, and how to manage it
- How to use other parts of your brain to control the chimp brain