Basic principles and assumptions

The assumptions of IPTAA serve as a frame and are made up of a postulate, three axioms, and a cycle which serve to ensure integral understanding.

The IPTAA postulate

IPTAA postulate:

"We are what we make of ourselves"

IPTAA assumes that every healthy person, being a member of a species of creatures able to feel empathy, possesses the intrinsic ability of high-level physiological and psychological adaptation, which enables them to adapt to environmental factors.


Due to this, any existing talent is only to be seen as a helpful factor for the successful realization of defined goals. Instead, what is decisive for behavior that is critical for success, and above all reliably reproducible, is the existing will combined with the appropriate knowledge, the required ability, and the right resources.

The three IPTAA axioms

As a basis for the targeted establishment and development of deliberate and structured thinking and decision-making, IPTAA provides three axioms for orientation:

IPTAA axiom 1:

"Everything is based on interaction"

From a physical viewpoint, every change is an effect and every effect brings about a impulse.

IPTAA axiom 2:

"Everything has impetus"

From a mathematical viewpoint, each impetus not only has a magnitude, but also a direction.

IPTAA axiom 3:

"Everything is subject to a probability"

The words "never" and "always" are in reality highly misleading and restrictive phrases and concepts. From a purely statistical viewpoint, they are ideals more than anything else.

The IPTAA cycle

According to IPTAA, successful, integrated, and goal-oriented thinking and decision-making is based on a constantly recurring cycle:

IPTAA cycle:

"know - understand - recognize – shape"

Decision-making means behaving in a deliberate fashion, and in doing so shaping reality. Unlike reactive decision-making, proactive decision-making is based on recognizing early on when which decision should be made in order to shape a reality in its own sense. The skill of recognition is based, on the one hand, on the knowledge necessary for this and the understanding of it. Knowledge, i.e. knowing something, is the first step in this case. However, it is only when this knowledge is understood that transfer to reality can take place, allowing it to be applied in order to recognize and shape.


In conjunction with the postulate and the three axioms of IPTAA, this gives the following guiding principle for successful thinking and decision-making:

"Learn and train drives, interactions and probabilities to know, to understand, and to recognize as well as to shape them to your benefit."

The system

The system for the rapid and long-term establishment and development of the self-efficacy of an individual or an organization is always based on the strengthening of all three closely networked components of decision-making quality.

IPTAA factor 1:


Activation, regulation, and transformation of attitudes and expectations in order to eliminate existing blockades and activate supporting will.

IPTAA factor 2:


Support of the person making decisions both through clarity and transparency where the mission, requirements, responsibility, competencies, structure, and workflow are concerned, as well as via suitable tools and aids.

IPTAA factor 3:


The necessary abilities and skills (competence) of a person are always based not only on the existing mission and requirements, but also the desired goal and the tools and aids available for this purpose.