Clear Signs You Have Reached a Critical ‘Tipping Point’ in Life

And must now make a decision to steer a different direction

Victor Mong


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We all reach a “tipping point” at some point in our lives.

I have. Many times.

All of us experience those moments when we must make a difficult decision to move on from something that once provided us purpose and satisfaction.

The concept of a tipping point was popularised by Malcolm Gladwell in his book, The Tipping Point. It’s essentially to convey the idea of how people behave at a critical juncture in their lives.

It’s that moment when various factors come together, and you feel a strong need to make significant decisions or changes to your life.

Gladwell defines a tipping point as “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point.”

When it comes to doing anything, a tipping point describes a state when you can no longer hold back and must take a specific action, whether it involves moving forward, stepping back, or making a life-changing decision, like divorce, quitting a job, or starting a new venture business.

Here are a few signs you might use to evaluate whether it’s time to truly move on:

Doesn’t support your growth

One of the clearest signs you’ve reached a tipping point, whether in your relationship or job, is when they no longer support your growth.

Growth opportunity is a major factor influencing our decisions on who we associate with or the job we accept.

A study by Amazon and Workplace Intelligence shows that 70% of people are concerned they don’t have the skills to advance their careers.

As a result, one of their top considerations is getting a job that offers a chance for growth. And 76% of people say they’d be more likely to stay with a company that offers continuous training.

Human beings perform better in an environment that allow them to discover different aspects of themselves, learn new things, and grow.

If you feel like your job no longer provides opportunities for learning, to forge new skills, and expand your…



Victor Mong

I write about human potential, building a life you want & mastering your mind ||