The map is not the territory (concept developed by Alfred Korzybski, the founder of General Semantics). Everyone lives in their own unique model of the world
People have all the resources necessary to make any desired change
The meaning of your communication is the response that you get
If what you are doing is not working, do something different. keep varying your behaviour until you get the required result
The person with most flexibility and variation of behaviour is most likely to achieve their outcome"
The positive worth of an individual is held constant, while the value and appropriateness of their behaviour may be questioned
Every behaviour has a positive intention (for that person) and is appropriate in some context
Your mind and your body are parts of the same holistic system
If one person can do something, others can learn to do it
There is no such thing as failure, only feedback
Genuine Understanding only comes from Experience
A person in any situation makes the best choice with the resources currently available to them
Conscious mind capacity is very limited - supposedly to around 5-9 chunks of information.
Any task can be accomplished if it is chunked down into small enough steps
These 'positive philosophies' are useful prerequisites for success in achieving goals