In today’s world of short attention spans, people no longer dig for information. They read the headline that says one thing, but skip the article that offers something totally different. The headline then becomes their “proof,” their foundation of a misguided belief system.
We do the same thing with people.
Our brains -- which process information at hyper-speed -- like to categorize things. Upon meeting someone new, within seconds we label that person as good or bad, nice or mean, cute or ugly, cool or not cool. And whatever conclusions we come to in those pivotal split seconds, those are oftentimes the conclusions that we’ll hold on to forever.
So when you begin a new journey or meet a new person, bring your best self to the table. You know who you are, but other people don’t. If you mess up that first impression, it’s very difficult to crawl out of the hole you dug yourself into.
First impressions are everything.