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Baby Steps, Giant Steps

“That’s one small step for man…” There is an algorithm in cryptography called the Baby-Step, Giant-Step. Now, I don’t really understand what this all means (if you like, you can read more on Wikipedia), but it got me thinking: Is it ever...

Another Reason for Baby Steps

Baby steps can help to reduce anxiety. Trying to do too much at one time can cause anxiety. Whenever you procrastinate, it causes more anxiety. If you take a baby step early on, it will give you momentum and you’ll be more likely to finish a task by your...

Keep going!

Sometimes after you take a baby step, the logical thing is to keep going. Taking too many baby steps in different areas can lead to task switching. Despite what most job ads would have you believe, multitasking is a myth. It’s really task switching, and when you...

Do over!

No, I’m not performing a do over for this website, although I still would like to make it prettier and more modern looking. However, that’s not what I’m writing about right now. When you take baby steps and decide that you’re going in the wrong...

Role of Experimentation with Baby Steps

Feel free to experiment with baby steps. One big advantage is that if you start small, you can recognize how what you change (i.e., independent variable) influences the result (i.e., the dependent variable). For example, if you give up sugar, processed meats, and...