The ‘passionate romantic’!

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.

And then…

…you become successful, and start looking up to achievement and looking down upon joy.


Well! Success is like passionit 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.

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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