George Caywood Checking my condition daily is the essence of Step !0 of the 12 Steps. The first few steps helped me to grow my comfort level with God.The next few helped me with peace with myself. The next few helped me with my peace with the people of my world. In other words the first 9 steps quieted down my internal screaming so I could work on a growing relationship with God as in Step 11 and to begin doing Gods will. Th point of 10 to me is that it keeps the screaming quieted down so I could work step 11 all day every day.