I was being interviewed on the radio recently about my book, 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class, (which has now sold over the 100,000 copies) and the D.J. asked me a great question: He said: “In 24 years of  interviews with world class performers, what have you indentified as their “overriding, umbrella world-class belief?” It’s a great question I hear often at Mental Toughness University and Mental Toughness College. I call it “The Conspiracy Theory”. This is one of the most important beliefs anyone can develop. I’ll look forward to your comments.  Steve Siebold ( 4:39 )

Steve Siebold
Author and Professional Speaker since 1997. Past Chairman of the National Speakers Association's Million Dollar Speakers Group. Author of 11 books with 1.4 million copies in print.

9 thoughts on “The Conspiracy Theory of the World Class”

  1. Dr. John,

    I LOVE how you said, ” Having it all is our birthright” Thats a classic world class belief, and one of many reasons YOU are one of the great ones.

    Thanks for contributing to the mental toughness blog.

    All the best,

    Steve Siebold, CSP,CPCS

  2. Mace,

    YOU are one the those world class performers I’m referencing!
    Congratulations on the new medical sales blog and the great success of your business.

    Thanks for your ongoing comments on mental toughness and world class thinking.

    All the best,

    Steve Siebold

  3. Steve,

    You captured and titled what I’ve been feeling for years, although for many more years I ignored it and fought it. Once I decided to move forward with my real dreams and goals, opportunities and people (like yourself) started to appear in my life. I say that there are “no coincidences” but now I know that it is a “conspiracy.” Brilliant!

    Mace Horoff
    Medical Sales School

  4. Hi Steve, Suzy Degazon, a world class triathlete came to visit my students today. I found myself drawn to her energy and was amazed by her story. She didn’t even start competing until she was 30 and previously suffered from anorexia. She is now 42 years old, a world class athlete and will placed in the Guinness Book of World Record next year.

    I asked her what changed her into a world class athlete. She said simply, I stopped living for everyone else, and just did it.

    I came home opened my email, and here was your newsletter. Wow, you would have to be blind not to see the signs. Steve, thankyou for sharing your experience’s with the world.

  5. Do I believe everything in the Universe is conspiring to make me successful? You do ask a critical question, Steve – one of the reasons I like reading you so much is that you challenge critical thinking WHILE you admit to being on the same journey of inquiry and discovery. That is a powerful leadership quality, Steve – the power of empathy. But back to the question.

    I believe everything in the Universe is provided for my success – it’s a conspiricy of elements and dynamics that work together in every aspect of creation but it’s for me to discover.

    My belief is the result of everything I’ve ever considered arrived at what and who I am today. It’s not a belief I have to convince myself of nor is it one I’ve always had – years ago I believed in a random universe of chaotic circumstance. Then one day I realized if everything were random and chaos was Rule nothing would hold and I wouldn’t even be here thinking these thoughts. So order is one of the conspiracies of the Universe.

    Out of order I began to classify different kinds of order as well as what might be called random or accidential occurances – some say everything happens for a reason which is true: everything happens for multiple reasons and we can’t know them all.

    From that I concluded that within this universe of activity everything I need – right here where I live – is available for my success and I deserve it.

    BUT – it’s up to me to define what success means to me. It’s up to me to be a part of the play and creativity in the creation of success. It’s my part to play – the Universe needs me to complete itself in my little configuration of life – and so on.

    Are my conclusions true objectively speaking? What’s the relationship between objective and subjective? it’s one of mutuality and what I am I get back – I am the world and the world is a reflection of what’s happening inside me. AND there’s an interplay.

    There’s a drawing of a Zen monk falling off a cliff and as he plunges to his death he’s gleefully reaching out for a strawberry growing out the side of the rocks – gleefully stretching for one more taste of the joy of life and death.

    That’s real success and that attitude brought into every earthly decision we make and everything that happens in our lives can be rejuvinated over and over again.

    This is one conspiracy everyone needs to join!

  6. I have come to see that the fundamental difference rests in the separation between “intellectual” belief and “spiritual” belief.
    Since we are all spiritual beings, when one realizes and “knows” that one is unequivocally an essential expression of the grander abundance which is the universe there comes an overwhelming acceptance of the fact that one can have it all. It is our birthright.

  7. Steve,

    I’ve never heard it called the “Conspiracy Theory” as such (what a great title, though!).

    I wish I could say I “consciously” subscribed to this, but when I look at the big successes in my life, a pattern emerges: in each case, I truly believed it was going to happen. When I look at what I consider to be my big failures, I find that I “hoped” the desired result would happen, but I was more worried that the “non-desired” result MIGHT happen (and in most cases, it did.)

    I can see now that both the successes and stumbling blocks I’m experiencing today are in direct proportion to my level of belief. It’s what we in the Navy used to call a BFO: a “Blinding Flash of the Obvious”. But it was so obvious, I missed it.

    Thanks for the reminder to “consciously” subscribe to the Conspiracy Theory! Wiz…

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