There are points to have a good and engaging beginning.
Strategy 1: Begin with action or dialogue.
I crouched in starting position, hands poised on the track and back coiled like a spring. “On your mark! Get set!” The starting gun boomed. I launched myself forward, trying to spring ahead of the pack.
Strategy 2: Ask a question.
Why does trouble always follow me around? Do I have a “kick me” sign on my back or something?