Beginnings are beautiful – pure and innocent!
For instance…‘the first love’! When you fall in love for the first time, it is just a nameless feeling…a floating delicate bubble. There is no physicality involved. For you, she isn’t a body…she is a presence. To an extent that you don’t even crave for her attention, you are happy just to get to see her. To know that she is sitting in the same classroom, travelling in the same bus or breathing in the same city makes you feel connected to her – enough to make you smile even when you are alone.
Same thing happens when you become an entrepreneur. It is like being in love – this time with a concept! There is no ambition to mint money…just a desire to create…a wish to see manifestation of an abstract idea into a reality. For you, every receipt is a token of trust that someone placed in your dream. You don’t see employees as resources…you see them as companions. You don’t plan to make it big…you just want to keep doing more of what you love to do.
…you become successful, and start looking up to achievement and looking down upon joy.
Well! Success is like passion – it makes you forget the romance! In the former, you chase the end…in the latter, you cherish the beginnings!
So! Do ‘be’ passionate…yet…Stay romantic!
PS: An excerpt from one of my sessions in a class of entrepreneurship.