Friday, December 18, 2015

The Power of First Impressions

They say to put your best foot forward in life. Making a good first impression is everything, especially when it comes to dating. Your first impression might be your last impression with a person, if it isn't a good one. Many times we don't get that second chance to correct the bad impression that we might've given, and at times, blatantly said, that really sucks. 

When it comes to getting a job in a certain field, it's important to do some research and have a good understanding of what will be required, as not to waste anyone's time nor sound foolish. It's important to leave people with an impression that you're classy, responsible, and of high standards. You should come across as a decent, respectful, respectable, well mannered individual. You should dress in the proper attire, be a good listener, come across as educated (in case you're not), sound intelligent, focused, motivated, happy, and determined. 

When it comes to dating and meeting new people, it's just like applying for a job. You need to look presentable, talk with poise, act a dignified manner, and be the best version of yourself. This doesn't mean that you should put on an act and not be the real you. It means that you should be "you" but when you're in a suit and tie so to speak. Think of "Ward" from "Leave it To Beaver." Ward was respectable, tidy, well mannered, intelligent, charming, hardworking, driven, and motivated. Those are pretty amazing qualities, and I can honestly say that I haven't a clue what he did for a living. In other words, whether or not his character came from a background of a high education or not, he acted the part and came across as divine and intelligent.

I can actually use "June Cleaver" from "Leave it To Beaver" as an example as well. She had proper etiquette, she was poised, always fashionably dressed, feminine, intelligent, hard working, caring, nurturing, and much more. Her impression was so beautiful to me that I grew up using her as a role model. It didn't matter what her level of education was, because she carried herself with the utmost grace and respect. Her character portrayed a powerful role model to many woman as to how a woman should act. Having said that, these days many people don't have the same beliefs, and perhaps feel as if she didn't live up to her full potential, or didn't contribute to society in any way being that she was merely a housewife, good mother, and loving wife. I beg to differ. Of course, this is my own personal belief. 

I believe that whether a woman is more of the old fashioned type or whether she's the type that works outside of the home, she can be just as good, and many times better. I believe that the fact that women get equal rights and opportunities in life is awesome, and it's incredibly powerful when a woman wants to have a good job, a great career, and be just as, if not more motivated, hardworking, and driven than a man. However, I believe that good homemakers are just as good as women that work outside of the home, and they can be just as fulfilled in their life, as well as be just as intelligent, if not more than women who work outside of the home.

Just like anyone that works outside of the home and has a career can either be good at what they do or bad, a homemaker can be the same. Despite your job and whatever field that you work in, whether you're a man or a woman, many times we face the same issues when it comes to making good first impressions. Remember, first impressions are everything, and it's important not to take them for granted. One should always care how they come across to another. If you respect yourself as well as others, you should act in such a manner, and put effort into making a great first impression.