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
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.