I’ve just had a breakthrough which I know is going to help you out…
It hit me so hard that I felt compelled to stop everything I was doing and write it all down to let you know, because this is too important to miss…
I was listening to “The Chimp Paradox” by Professor Steve Peters, in particular the section on the different parts of the brain.
The human brain is a truly amazing thing, and understanding it is very important for our own self awareness.
Essentially, according to the Professor, there are 3 parts of the brain:
- The Chimp – This is the guardian to your brain, the first thing that reacts to stimuli, it is highly emotional and prone to react
- The Human – This is the intelligent part of your brain, the part with rational thought, language
- The Computer – This part of your brain deals with routines, bodily functions and habits, the computer processes things about 20 times quicker than the human because they are ingrained action (such as breathing or reflexively catching a ball)
It was the distinct difference between the human and computer that really struck me.
You see, I’ve spent a lot of time recently trying to analyse why some people succeed and others don’t.
Why, when presented with exactly the same information, do people reach completely different conclusions?
I see this happen all the time…
So what is that differentiating factor? The one that changes our insight?
“You don’t know what you don’t know”
The realisation hit me… it’s all about the Computer.
A combination of training, immersion and experience in a chosen field of expertise will eventually ingrain itself in the computer. Being able to spot property deals, finding good investments, knowing who to network with, if given the proper time and training, will become as easy as breathing.
Your success can run on autopilot, you just have to pre-build the system.
Take elite tennis players, for example.
It has been proven that elite tennis players, like Roger Federer, do not necessarily have faster reaction times than the rest of us. But I doubt many people would want to return one of his serves!
So how do they do it? How do they reach the top of their game?
Well, it’s a combination of…. (you guessed it) training, immersion and experience! They have spent the time inputting the information into the computer, they no longer overthink the action, or respond impassively like a Chimp. Instead when returning a serve, they can almost instantly analyse thousands of inputs, trigger movements, environmental factors, etc, and put themselves in the right place to powerfully return.
What do you need to do?
I’m not expecting you to become the new Roger Federer, but there’s nothing to stop you becoming a pro in your industry. All you need to do is make that successful combination, of training, immersion and experience, into actions.
- Find a training program that works for you.
- Immerse yourself in the industry completely.
- Seek out as many types of experience as possible.
It’s up to you now… Do you want to be a Chimp or a Super Computer??