Mental Toughness secrets of the world class Book summary Steve siebold
This book is constantly comparing 'average people' with 'world-class people'. These terms are used to get your attention and make you ask, "Which one am I?" Of course there are no 'average people', just average performers getting average results. We are all equal as human beings. I simply use these terms in reference to performance and results.

1. The Middle Class competes — the World Class creates.

2. The Middle Class avoids risk — the World Class manages risk.

3. The Middle Class lives in delusion — the World Class lives in objective reality.

4. The Middle Class loves to be comfortable — the World Class is comfortable being uncomfortable.

5. The Middle Class has a lottery mentality — the World Class has an abundance mentality.

6. The Middle Class hungers for security — the World Class doesn’t believe that security exists.

7. The Middle Class sacrifices growth for safety — the World Class sacrifices safety for growth.

8. The Middle Class operates out of fear and scarcity — the World Class operates from love and abundance.

9. The Middle Class focuses on having — the World Class focuses on being.

10. The Middle Class sees themselves as victims — the World Class sees themselves as responsible.

11. The Middle Class slows down — the World Class calms down.

12. The Middle Class is frustrated — the World Class is grateful.

13. The Middle Class has pipe-dreams — the World Class has vision.

14. The Middle Class is ego-driven — the World Class is spirit driven.

15. The Middle Class is problem oriented — the World Class is solution oriented.

16. The Middle Class thinks they know enough — the World Class is eager to learn.

17. The Middle Class chooses fear — the World Class chooses growth.

18. The Middle Class is boastful — the World Class is humble.

19. The Middle Class trades time for money — the World Class trades ideas for money.

20. The Middle Class denies their intuition — the World Class embraces their intuition.

21. The Middle Class seeks riches — the World Class seeks wealth.

22. The Middle Class believes their vision only when they see it – the World Class knows they will see their vision when they believe it.

23. The Middle Class coaches through logic — the World Class coaches through emotion.

24. The Middle Class speaks the language of fear — the World Class speaks the language of love.

25. The Middle Class believes problem solving stems from knowledge — the Wold Class believes problem solving stems from will.


When I started to implement the ideas in this book, my whole life changed. It wasn’t overnight, but sometimes it seemed like it. There’s no magic here, just practical thought processes, habits and philosophies drawn from the greatest performers in the world.