A Recipe To Achieve Your Goals

Try these three ingredients

Reed H. Steele
4 min readMar 9, 2022


Ingredient #1: Inertia

in • er • tia

/i ‘ nərSHə/
A tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged

I had a graduate school professor who always reminded me, “Getting over inertia is the hardest part.”

It is.

It’s easy to stay the same. It’s easy to do nothing. It’s easy to remain unchanged.

But, in the long run, that can make things really hard.

The story you want to tell — the things you’ve always wanted to change, achieve, or do — can only happen if you take that first step. And even though that first step can seem enormous — sometimes it’s a whole heap of an ingredient — it’s a must have within your recipe for the story you’ve always dreamed up.

What can you do today?

  • Send out that application
  • Pick up the phone and call that person
  • Sign up for that race
  • Go for that run
  • Organize one cabinet

Pick ONE thing that feeds into your goal and just do it — no ifs, ands, or buts.

Ingredient #2: Momentum

I think Arnold Palmer sums up the second ingredient pretty well:

“It’s a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get.”

Once you take that first step, goal-achievement is simply about both maintaining momentum and creating momentum.

  • What one thing can you do each day — week after week, month after month — that helps you make forward progress on your goal?
  • What one thing can you do each day — week after week, month after month — that sets you up the following day to continually make progress toward your goal?



Reed H. Steele

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