“Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought” – Blaise Pascal
“A book that I have recently read, written by psychologist Professor Steve Peters, gave me a new uplift and interest towards managing my mind, which I had never thought about before. The book is called ‘The Chimp Paradox – The Mind Management Programme’ and written by the current GB’s cycle team psychologist, who many gave tribute to for the huge success of the GB cycling team in the London and Rio Olympics. He simply explains his theoretical mind management model that puts every day feelings and behaviours into perspective, and how we can manage these to become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person.
I have always struggled with being indecisive and over worrying, and reading this book has inspired me to become more focused on managing my mind, and improving any unhelpful beliefs and behaviours that can be destructive. It might not work for everyone, but I loved the books ease of applying the Chimp Paradox theory to every area of your life.
My favourite quotes from the book:
The way in which we approach life is greatly influenced in the way we see ourselves, others and the world in which we live.
Many people, regardless of their beliefs, would agree that life is about self-fulfilment and about being happy. Only you can decide what is important to you.” Jodie Elms.
Much like Jodie I have read a book recently which makes you see that happiness and confidence relies on how you think. If you believe that you will achieve your goals, you most likely will. The book that I read is called ‘Biocentrism’ written by Robert Lanza. It is quite a heavy read and delves deep into different theories of the Universe. Lanza relates to many different experiments that scientists have done over the years. If you are interested in knowing more about what the nature of our reality is, then I would highly recommend. Robert Lanza mainly address the idea that what we think can influence the world we live in…
“We take for granted how our mind puts everything together.” – Robert Lanza