Scientology stresses the application and workability of its principles and techniques. When properly practiced, Scientology enables one to develop in all aspects of life, both spiritual and temporal. It addresses the individual and brings about greater happiness and self-confidence by increasing awareness and ability. It differs from other religious philosophies in that it provides the means through which a person can effectively resolve the problems and situations faced by themselves and others.

A fundamental premise of Scientology is that Man is basically good and can improve conditions in his life. However, Scientology cannot promise to do anything by itself. Only the individual can bring about their own improvement by applying the teachings of Scientology to themselves and those around them.