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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

FIRST STEPS

Something has to change around here!

Ever said that? Ever done anything about it? Well, if you have then you already know it always starts with the first step. Little gets done by skipping the first step and trying to begin a new anything in the middle.

Want a new job? Then you start by researching available positions you might be qualified to perform. First step. Then you might narrow that list to jobs you'd like to have. You know, the ones you would enjoy going to rather than dreading another day at the office, whatever the office might be. If you just start sending out resumes without researching, you might well end up settling for employment rather than the right position. The First Step is important.

Planning an event? First step might be selecting a location and then securing the date. Venues have a tendency to mess up your perfectly selected date, so let that be your first step. It will save a lot of follow up calls if you start at the beginning.

Life is full of first steps, for certain.



Maybe a good one is to find a best friend before you fall in love. That would be a really good plan because best friends do make the best partners. Falling in love with your best friend often turns out to be the second best step you've ever taken.

So, what are some of your most important first steps? Were there any you skipped only to return and have to start all over?  Any that you skipped and never looked back?

Jo

14 comments:

  1. You are so right. Taking that first step out of order can prove a real disaster. A person usually ends up backtracking and starting back at square one anyways.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. Ain't it the truth? Been there and done that! LOL

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  2. Plan your first step, but sometimes we head down the wrong path. It's okay if we have to retrace our steps from time to time. :-)

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    1. It's irritating, but it's also life, isn't it? πŸ˜ƒ

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  3. There's a certain article I'm planning to write, but I keep putting it off. Need to take those first steps! Thanks.

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    1. There ya go! Just call me the Motivator! He he he. Now get busy Tayla!

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  4. First steps are always the hardest.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  5. First steps are all about balance if you don't want to get bruised that is :) LOVE LOVE the picture of you two you look so so comfortable; at peace ((hugs))

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    1. Thanks Brenda. Comfortable and in love. He's just a big ole sweet man and I am a lucky girl.

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  6. I like your take on "first steps". I have been taking a lot of those this past year. Sometimes I find myself having to take certain 1st steps 2 or 3 times before I get it right!:)

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    1. Life is like that sometimes! No one says you'll always get it right the first time, but there's always another first step you can try! :-)

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  7. I like that line in your post, "Little gets done by skipping the first step and trying to begin a new anything in the middle."

    I know the truth of that line from experience. I have tried unsuccessfully to ditch the painful and often unpleasant first steps and cut to a middle where things are in control. It doesn't work.

    Maybe I will take your advice, Jo, and push myself to clear up my writing and submit it to a publisher. Thank you for this post and for your comment. It has jolted me into action.

    Cynthology

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    1. Good for you! Go get 'em and remember you got nothing to lose! And a lot to gain.

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