Baby Steps was a book written by the shrink, played by Richard Dreyfuss, in the movie What About Bob?. Bill Murray plays a neurotic being treated by Dreyfuss. The idea of Baby Steps is that you should not concentrate on your final goal, which may seem impossible, rather focus on the small attainable goals on the way to your final destination. I always thought it was weird that one of my mantras came from a Bill Murray movie until I looked up Baby Steps in Google and found dozens and dozens of other people who also took this message to heart.

If you focus on something distant and difficult you are more likely to intellectualize it and worry about all the random possibilities, when your energy is better spent actually doing something.