According to Jonathan Cainer:
They say that if you find a successful formula, stick to it. You can relate to that. But sometimes formulae get results in spite of, rather than because of, their intrinsic merit. Think of the way kids try to avoid cracks between paving stones. They fear that if they fail, the monster will get them. So they do not fail. They avoid those cracks. And as the monster does not subsequently get them, they feel they have proof that their plan has worked. How many imaginary monsters are you avoiding in your emotional life now? It’s time to relax!