Conspiracies are for the hopeless. When you attribute lack of success to conspiracies of others, or “politics,” or “cliques,” you are removing yourself from accountability for your own performance. Find evidence of success and setbacks, and analyze how to replicate the former and eliminate the latter on your own volition.
Mindset: People who see “conspiracies” around them are perpetual victims, and victims immediately sacrifice control of their fate because they see themselves as helpless. You are not helpless.