If you’re going to reach any goal, you have to be willing to work for it. You can’t give half the effort and expect to achieve your desired outcome. To grow in your professional and personal life, you also need resiliency. When you are resilient, you can adapt to whatever changes come your way and even improve your life in the process.

Considering the past year, it especially helps to cultivate what Tim Madden, founder of Executive Career Upgrades, calls “an unstoppable mindset.” In this issue of Promotional Consultant Today, we share Madden’s practical ways to grow and become unstoppable, no matter what is happening in the world.

  1. Establish healthy habits. If you want something in your life to change, start by looking at your habits. According to Madden, habits are the best way to create lasting change. Think of them as fuel in your personal development vehicle. Healthy habits allow you to build momentum and reach your goals in a more efficient way. Building an unstoppable mindset isn’t something you can check off on your to-do list—instead, it is something you work on every day.
  2. Commit to continual learning. Cultivating an unstoppable mindset requires investing in your development. There is always something new in life and business that will help you become better at what you do, says Madden. Whether you read inspiring business books, take courses or hire a personal development coach, it pays to invest in yourself.
  3. Connect with successful people. Another way to create an unstoppable mindset is to build a network of successful connections. Mentors and sales reps who excel in their jobs can inspire you on your own journey. Madden recommends connecting with professionals who have seen the hurdles you are facing now. They can share valuable experiences and knowledge with you.
  4. Resist complacency. When you have attained certain successes, it’s easy to get content and stop growing. However, when you get complacent, you risk going backward. You can be grateful for what you have accomplished, but don’t stop growing. Even when you achieve growth, never let complacency keep you from setting difficult goals and doing what it takes to accomplish them, says Madden.
  5. Remember your purpose. Whatever personal or professional goals you may set for yourself next year, remember why you want to achieve them. Madden says those “whys” are your greater purpose and mission for living an unlimited life.

When life gets daunting, an unstoppable mindset can help you keep pushing and growing. No matter what you want to achieve, it’s important to start with the right habits and invest in yourself through continual learning. You can also tap into your professional and personal network to learn from those who have faced similar challenges. When you stay hungry and remember why you want to keep growing, you can create the life you envision.

Compiled by Audrey Sellers

Source: Tim Madden is the founder of Executive Career Upgrades. A veteran headhunter, Madden has led teams that have fulfilled over $50 million in staffing and recruitment services since 2013.