At the risk of sounding contentious, I must disagree with Nidge. This was my first drone, too. When I posted such at the DJI forum, I was sternly rebuked by several members. I understand their logic, but I can't say that I am in total agreement with them.
My advice to you would be to take it very slow and very easy. Do not rush out as soon as you get it and attempt to fly. Read the user manual. And just to make sure you understood me, READ THE MANUAL. Get familiar with the aircraft, first. Then take time to look over the controller. I made little labels for each function of the sticks. This way I would not confuse UP and DOWN with FORWARD and BACK, etc. Next, get to know the Pilot app, which ever flavor you use (Android or iOS). In the house, WITHOUT THE PROPS, fire it up and play with the controller. Listen to the motors as you move the sticks forward and back, left and right. Sound is very important here! If you attempt to fly and fumble around looking for something, you will crash.
Go through a preflight check list (search forum for examples) and PAY ATTENTION to what needs to be done prior to that first flight. Don't go out without a preflight, crash, then came back here and ask what is a IMU calibration. "If ye are prepared ye shall not fear."
Once you're confident that you are familiar with the aircraft, the controller, the Pilot app, and have done a thorough preflight, take it out someplace away from people and distractions (even the wife and friends). You need to concentrate. After turning on your controller, then the bird, you have two choices; auto take off or manual. If you choose manual, SLOWLY, GENTLY move the stick forward. There will be a sudden rise in the sound and pitch. It startled me at first, but don't let it startle you (if you tried it in the house without the props, you'll be prepared for it). SLOWY (these controls are VERY soft) push the left stick forward until the bird is about 10 feet off the ground--hover for a minute (so you can calm down). SLOWLY move the right stick forward and move the bird forward a few feet, move back a few feet. Slide left, then right a few feet. Do not attempt to get fancy or go a great distance! No sudden moves with the sticks! Stay close to home, and the ground.
DO NOT RUSH. If the old saying "haste makes waste" it will be true in this sense. Rush it and you'll waste a $3,000 drone!
Take your time and take small, slow steps. If I can do it, anyone can do it!
Fly smart and enjoy your Inspire 1!