The phrase “tipping point” was first used in the field of sociology in the 1960s by Morton Grodzinsa, professor of political science at the University of Chicago, when he adopted the phrase from physics where it referred to the adding a small amount of weight to a balanced object until the additional weight caused the object to suddenly and completely topple, or tip. In physics, it’s sort of like the straw that broke the camel’s back.
The idea was expanded and built upon in 1972 by Thomas Schelling, an American economist and professor at the University of Maryland. And then most recently, the term was popularized by the book, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell, first published in 2000. Gladwell defines a tipping point as “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point” and the term’s applications have been used for all kinds of social behaviors.
Now, let’s apply it to reaching success at your highest dreams and purpose.
In the ‘field of viral energy’, your metaphorical success-scale reaches its tipping point when you move the magic quality (not quantity, as in the fields of physics or sociology) of creation energy towards your dream/goal/mission/purpose. A new viral energy stratum is reached and you now are in flow with, and have access to, all that lives and moves within this higher energy stratum.
Yet, while success at what you have worked toward in earnest—and brought about by way of elevating your creation energy—indeed has an actual moment when the ‘scale tips’ in favor of your dream/goal/mission/purpose, there is no true getting ‘there’ as there is always a higher viral energy stratum available to you. That is, when you rise again in your vibrational energy, therefore setting anew your energetic presence.
It’s helpful to restate that last one: When you rise up in your creation energy, you reset your personal presence—which is more than just your point of attraction—your presence (your vibe) literary puts you in a specific stratum (flow) of viral energy. And you can’t get, do, be, have, or experience anything that you are not on energetic level with.
For all of the effort, research, planning, and taking action that I have done in order to bring my message to a larger audience—and therefore make the meaningful difference that I set out for—there was a moment, an energetic shift that I had noticed when I felt my success-scale tip. I just knew that I really had something that would be meaningful to others, and I knew that it would manifest into the form of my book. It was happening and I felt it beyond doubt.
Approximately, a month or so into this shift into knowing, I received an affirmation of my work from an individual whom I have great admiration for, a renowned expert in the field of personal growth. To draw a comparison, it would be like a basketball player being offered personal mentorship by Shaquile O’Neal. Or a baseball player being taken under the wing of Babe Ruth. In the publishing genre of personal growth/spirituality, this individual is the G.O.A.T.
The affirmation wasn’t the tipping point; the tipping point aligned me with the affirmation. First, I had to get there energetically.
I had reached a tipping point, one of many, in the fulfillment of my purpose and the agreement that I made with Life. I believe with everything that I am, that I am moving with a powerful force of creation. I no longer strive for a finish line; getting ‘there’ is not the goal or the end, but the imperative and magical way to get to the there beyond there.
Free yourself of striving to get ‘there’, and instead manage your energetic presence, and in doing so automatically fulfill your purpose. Your success has many tipping points at which your momentum becomes supercharged. It’s endlessly empowering.
So, how will you know when your success is about to reach a tipping point?
Your spiritual evolution flows like this: wandering—wishing—deciding—declaring—moving—manifesting—becoming—being. You won’t be in doubt or confusion when it happens; you will know, because you will be it.
The magic of viral energy, when used for your good and the good of others, is the wind at your back and the power to fulfill your dreams.