The tipping point – It’s a strange thing but there always seems to be a point where we will no-longer accept a situation that has been a problem for a long time; the point that tips us to find a solution and move into a new frame of mind. It is though something snaps like a rubber band, and things move in another direction. This is the point of change. We can go along with something that bugs us, making small attempts to change it and suddenly we have had enough and we are ready to make a big change.
It could be a relationship that has been unworkable for years, yet we tolerate it, a job we hate, a boss who we don’t relate to, being bullied, being overweight, a niggling health problem, being treated badly or unfairly, many things. It is always something we know we should change but for various reasons we resist the change. Any of these type of situations are “moving away” problems, you are wanting to move away from the problem.
On the other hand there are “moving towards situation” there you have a dream or a secret desire that you may have held for a long time. It could be moving house, a special holiday, changing jobs or career, or setting up your own business; it is something you have been hankering after, wishing for, for a period of time.
The tipping point happens when something moves us from one state of mind to the other, the moving towards becomes far more appealing than the moving away from state. It might only take a small thing that finally pushes us from one state to the other, hence the saying “the straw that broke the camel’s back” suddenly the moving towards the dream or plan looks much more promising and action takes over, for example you finally hand your notice in, you book the holiday, you leave your relationship; you take action. Courage and impulse take over.
If it is job dissatisfaction that is bugging you, why not beat the frustration by planning a part-time home business, whilst you continue with your job a little longer. That way you have the satisfaction of knowing you will soon be free and the impetus to concentrate on your new venture and learn with enthusiasm. Meanwhile you have the financial support from your job. You are making the decisions in a planned way and not suddenly driven into a sometimes irresponsible action.
One of the simplest businesses you can set up is affiliate marketing. You only need a laptop and an internet connection some training and determination and soon you can have some extra income and a new interest. Companies in all niches are looking for affiliates to send them prospective buyers. The selling, delivery, and customer care are taken care of for you.
Why not visit your library or book-store for ideas for a new hobby business. The new interest could be just what you need to brighten up your life and give you enthusiasm. You have nothing to lose and much more to gain, good luck in your new exciting career. I love the excitement of learning new ways to bring traffic to the products, and of course the rewards!
I hope this has helped you understand why sometimes it takes so long to make that final decision when we know we should. Dwell on the dream more, to gain momentum and action in whatever area of your life that is bugging you.
Books to help you make decisions:
“I Can Make You Smarter” by Paul McKenna; There is a chapter on making better decisions.
“Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway” by Susan Jeffers, it is a while since I read it but it impressed me at the time.
“Awaken the Giant Within” by Anthony Robbins. One my favourite books, rather a large book but well worth reading, i have recently reread it.
Thank God it’s Monday” by Charles Cameron and Suzanne Elusorr. It suggest ways for making your current job more satisfying, ways which do work. Things I learnt to do whilst making the best of a job I disliked.
If you have great books you can recommend leave me a comment, we can share them with others.