“There’s a moment, a single point in time, when the momentum of life can completely shift.
After sending us in one direction for most of our lives, the momentum can slow to a halt, turn, and begin moving in an entirely different direction.
This is what I’ve called the pivot point.
When we’ve been going in a direction that feels like constant struggle, challenge, and a constant barrage of frustration and pain, we want things to get better.
Yet so many of us have such a hard time with making this momentum shift.
It’s as if we’re the Titanic, going hundreds of miles per hour in one direction, and we’re trying to do a 180 to start moving in the opposite direction.
That’s going to take a lot of effort. To slow the Titanic down to a complete stop, to turn the huge ship all the way around, and then to start propelling the damn thing in the opposite direction.
Nevermind the icebergs.
That’s a lot of work.
Yet, there are many people who have done this. In fact, it’s really hard to find a success story that doesn’t begin in struggle and hardship.
And the more and more stories I’ve heard, the more I recognize a pattern. Each of them had a single moment or day or time period that they identified with the momentum shift. The pivot point.
After experiencing my own version of the pivot point, I was fascinated by the concept. I knew there had to be a way to engineer this, to break it down so that more people could make that shift happen.
So, I set out on a journey. Write the book, interview the people who made it happen, turn their transcripts into a research project, and develop a program that could teach these concepts to people desiring to make the pivot point shift in their lives.
And this is what I found.”