"What most people need to learn
in life is how to love people and use things
instead of using people and loving things."
Some Stuff My Dog Knew... and I'm Learning
People respond to their map of reality; not to reality itself. The map is not
No one is wrong or broken. People work perfectly.
People already have all the resources they need; the
key is access to these resources at appropriate times and places.
Behind every behavior is a positive intention.
The mind and the body are part of the same system.
Communication is redundant.
The meaning of any communication is the response it
The element with the most flexibility in any system
will have the most influence.
Choice is better than no choice.
People always make the best choices available to them
at the time.
Every behavior is useful in some context.
Anyone can do anything. If one person can do it, it
is possible to model it and teach it to someone else.
Anything can be accomplished if the task is broken down
into small enough chunks.
There is no such thing as failure, only feedback.
If what I'm doing isn't working, do something (anything!)
I can leave a person in a better state than I found
These are called the "NLP Presuppositions"
... sounds kinda fancy, huh? What it amounts to is this: With truth being a matter of opinion,
whether or not these presuppositions
are actually true seems to be less important than the powerful impact on
my life when I behave as if they are true.