First is important

First is important.

First is new.

Being first is risky. The first animal to break from the herd is often the first one hunted and killed.

First is exciting! Your first blog, your first sale, your first show. It’s opening night!!

First is terrifying. Your first blog, your first sale, your first show…gasp! It’s opening night…

First is unique.

First is memorable. A baby’s first steps. The first man on the moon. Your first paycheck. Your first date. Your first kiss.

First is special.

First is painful.

First is revered. Firstborn children were revered by kings and pharaohs and common folk so much that they changed the course of history again and again.

First is personal.

A musician’s first album is scrutinized and criticized, enough to stop many from making a second.

First is fleeting.

First one to the finish line wins, last one there is a rotten egg.

The first company to mind share wins. We Google. We don’t Bing. We Xerox sheets of paper instead of Hewlett-Packarding them. We drink Frappuccino’s and Tivo our favorite shows and wipe our noses with Kleenex.

First is important for many reasons. But second can be just as important…

Second gives weight to first. Second creates momentum, movement, relationship. Second establishes time. Second starts a pattern. The first sound by itself is noise, but add a second and it’s music. Second is meaning. Second can be friend or foe to first, supporter or rebel. There’s a lot to being second too.

This is my first blog post on a brand new site. It took a lot of almost-firsts to get here, but almost-firsts don’t matter.
Firsts do.
And seconds.
And thirds.

Pretty soon we have meaning, and movement, and momentum to change the world for the better and do something fly.

That’s the most important thing, right?

8 responses to “First is important”

  1. Abe! Your first post- and a beautiful one at that.

    As you proceed down the blogging path, stay unique. Continue to be genuine and put yourself out there. I’m sure you will. Your writing style is refreshing and I can’t wait to read all about the fly things you get up to!

    • First comment!

      Thanks for the kind words Emilie. Your blog and ebook have really helped me figure out some things this past year, and I’m excited to build the Puttylike/multipotentialite community with you. There’s so much to look forward to!

  2. I read Pam’s list earlier today and you are first there, too! Very exciting new venture! I love the concept and I very much enjoy the way that you express your unique take on things. I certainly look forward to what comes next from you. Let’s keep in touch—it’s been awhile!

    Congrats! –Laurie

    • Hi Laurie, thanks so much! It’s great to hear from you.

      Isn’t Pam’s list awesome? I still have to make my way through and check out all the other cool people drawn towards her Jedi powers. It’s a fly bunch. 🙂

      I’m glad you put The Baca Journey on there and am looking forward to your launch. Let’s stay connected, yeah?

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