You're often reminded that you don't get a second chance to make a first impression on a new person or group that you encounter.
But what about the final impression, the lasting memory that you have of yourself?
Are you walking out of the gym today lamenting a perceived sub-par effort, or are you exalting the fact that you "let it all hang out" before you stepped into the shower?
Are you timidly stepping through the days of your life -- hoping not to get hurt and make mistakes -- or are you taking life on and doing your best to experience all that you can?
And regardless of your endeavors -- the small ones at the gym or the large scale dreams that carry you through the majority of your life -- are you looking in the mirror at the end of the day happy with who you are? Celebrating the memory(ies) that you've made that nobody can take away from you?
Living life in a way that leaves others positively impressed with you can surely contribute toward your fruitful life.
But screw that.
Concern yourself more with leaving a positive final impression on you, regardless of the world around you. Concern yourself with being content when you look in the mirror every night. Concern yourself with living a life without regret.
Concern yourself with taking advantage of every opportunity to create a lifetime of positive memories. . . and you'll all but guarantee a lifetime of cumulative success.