The Biggest curse for capable people is…

Biggest curse for modern human is not the desire to multitask but the ability to multitask.


As I often discuss in my sessions on social & emotional intelligence, multitasking is about sacrificing depth for width. Yes! You shouldn’t do something just because you can do it. In fact, often a greater willpower is required not in ‘doing something you can’t do’ but in ‘not doing something that you can do’. As I often tell people…“professionalism is ability to postpone pleasure”.

Anyways, so this is how the battle inside capable persons typically goes: “There are so many things that they want to do. And all of them look important. When they begin to do one thing, the thought of ‘doing the next thing’ or ‘not doing the other thing’ keeps intervening. They feel as if something is slipping out of their hands – time or opportunity. And that makes them even more restless”.


Well! Problem is not that you want everything. Problem is that you want everything together and now.

About Sandeep Atre

Sandeep Atre, PhD: Dr. Sandeep Atre is the Founder-Director of Socialigence – an organization that specializes in the development of ‘Social Intelligence’ through its focused online-courses and customized workshops on ‘observing nonverbal behavior and understanding emotions for greater interpersonal effectiveness and self-management’. ( He is also one of the Founder-Directors of CH EdgeMakers - a leading ‘Coaching and Training’ group of Central India. In his career of close to one and a half decade, he has trained thousands of students, and professionals of more than fifty organizations and institutions. He has authored two books “Understanding Emotions Logically – A layman’s guide to the foundations of Social Intelligence” and “Observing Nonverbal Behavior – An exhaustive guide to the essential skill of Social Intelligence” and has also been a noted blogger for last many years. He has also featured at various prestigious platforms as a ‘Management Speaker’ and ‘Motivational Orator’ and has also served on various advisory and editorial boards. He has earned repute for his value-additive innovation and holistic methodology in his domain.
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