Why First Impression is not the Last Impression?
Things that we have been hearing since childhood, seems true to such an extent, that it feels like they are embedded in our DNA. The world famous quote – “First Impression is the Last Impression” falls under this category in my case. I believed in this quote all my life till I met Mr H.
The first time I was introduced to him in office was nothing extraordinary. Exchange of greetings and that’s all! Violins didn’t play in the background; I didn’t feel butterflies dancing in my stomach; I didn’t even saw a point of light above the left shoulder that tells he is my soul mate!
PS: You will get the last point only if you have read Brida by Paulo Coelho 🙂
In short, our first meeting was extremely casual and in no ways I felt he was special. I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I say his first impression was not good.
But, things changed as soon as we started talking. Behind the workhorse, sloppy guy was hidden a childlike innocent guy who wanted care, attention, and love. Every passing day, I would get to see his new side, completely opposite to what I assumed him to be, when we met first. Gradually, he impressed me to the core that I decided to marry him despite all dilemmas.
During the initial phase, I thought of us as two different people who can’t stay together for long. But, today the outlook towards our different personalities has changed; it is like we are two different pieces of a puzzle, who make a beautiful picture when joined together.
Never let your first impression stop you from interacting with anyone. Talk, meet, and know each other before jumping to any conclusion. First meetings are more about assumptions and less about impressions!
And now I will conclude this post with a beautiful quote, which says:
“you must be careful never to allow doubt to paralyze you. Always take the decisions you need to take, even if you’re not sure you’re doing the right thing. You’ll never go wrong if, when you make a decision, you keep in mind an old German proverb: ‘The devil is in the detail.’ Remember that proverb and you’ll always be able to turn a wrong decision into a right one.”
-Paulo Coelho, Brida