“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).
The creation narrative of Genesis is summarized with God’s declaration that it was good. It’s no insignificant lesson for us that a good start to something isn’t that it began but, rather, something was created, produced, accomplished. Time is limited, so it’s foolish to just kickoff the day/the event/the game and seeing what happens. Starting well is to make something happen. It’s a mindset and habit to awaken each day and start by doing something productive. This way, no matter how bad the rest of the day might be, you can point back to the start with the satisfaction of knowing that you did at least one productive thing.