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Best Foot Forward

When we try out for something, or go on an interview, our first goal is to make sure that we are doing everything right.

In essence–we put our best foot forward. But I am wondering here–Shouldn’t we put our best foot forward everyday?

I recently had a conversations with a friend, and she asked me, “If you are on an interview and they give you a scenario, should you answer the way they want to hear or the way you really would handle it?”

My reply was–“Which answer would be you at your best?”

Sometimes we are all caught up on the “first impressions,” but little do we know that our actions daily can make or break that first impression.

Every day we should be putting our best foot forward. Every day we should be at our best. When we interact with someone and they have [what we feel] is the wrong impressions about us, then we have to ask ourselves:

What am I projecting?

How am I coming off to other people?

 

Because at the end of the day, our actions, and words are shaping other people’s opinion. Let’s hope we are shaping the right one.

I get that everyday is not possible, but we can at least try.

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Teresha F
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Yes, yes, yes! I have a problem with the whole “be on your best behavior” because it’s like acting. eventually your true colors are going to come out, so why not be your best all the time?!

Nellie
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I agree, I think in interviews there is a little game play on both sides because the interviewee wants to say what the interviewer wants to hear. And visa versa.

Lately I have been practicing to pause and think before I answer someone because the first answer that pops into my head may not only be the best answer, but not how I want to come off..if that makes any sense.

I do agree with you however, we can at least try.

Kita
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People will judge you based on your actions and how you handle things. Sadly how you answer questions is a form of judgement. I don’t like interviews I always answer a question with a question one interviewer actually liked that a lot. I think how we see ourselves and how others see us is so different.

foodfashionandflow
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I hate interviews, but unfortunately we have to answer those canned questions in a way that present us in the best light. I think you have to find that balance between putting your best foot forward and letting the real you shine through.

Joi
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This is hard to do but I would hope that when I’m not at 100% that my routine would speak for me. I’ve noticed that as far as work goes, when I’m working fitness wise, I’m able to leave everything at the door. This is not true for my primary job. It’s so important to find fulfilling work that you are passionate about and effortlessly put your best foot forward daily.

Quiana
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I think about this in terms of being a living witness especially for my faith. You don’t know who is watching at times and when you’re paths may cross again. I’ve learned to act in a way as though you’re always being watched. Not in a spooky way but even now as a mom I think of it as setting an example for my daughter. The LOs especially watch and monitor everything we do so it’s best to set a good example for them

Lynn
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Oh great post! I admit I get wrapped up in the 1st impressions thing too at time, ‘how will they see me’ ‘will they like me?’ will I be accepted?’ it will drive you bananas! I also agree that if you are at all times trying to put your best foot forward these type of situations wouldn’t be a big deal. No one is perfect, no not one, and striving for perfection is tiring at best, but nothing wrong with constant self-improvement and personal evolution 😉

Cynthia
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I believe the only way to be at your best, is to be at your best for the Lord. If you are doing your work, as though it was in adoration and joy of Him, you will always be at your best, even when you are feeling less than your best. Does that make sense? Hope so!

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