The first brick laid for a building
Is not likely to be particularly significant in and of itself.
It weighs the same as any other brick.
It has no unique features
Nothing to set it apart from other bricks,
Only that it was laid first.
In fact, the unremarkable nature of the first brick
Is what the second and third brick are counting on
To play their part.
The first few steps taken early in a career
Can often be quite unremarkable.
Not what you dreamed of
Not using all of your skills
Not particularly outstanding.
There may not be much to write home about the
Tasks you get to do early on,
Because It typically involves. stuff no one will remember
Or won’t even matter beyond the work day.
What will matter are the the lessons learned
And the relationships made.
The attitudes we chose to show up with early on
Subtly set the tone of careers we will build.
What makes the first brick significant
Is the fact that it was laid.