When does a step backward ever take you further forward? When it’s a smart move. If, for example, you happen to be walking past a bus which has stopped to pick up passengers. Step back, board the bus and you’ll get down the road much faster than you would if you were to carry on walking. All I’m trying to point out is that you are very determined to get somewhere. You may feel frustrated because your steps seem to be leading away from your envisaged destination. But you may yet find that you are on exactly the right track.