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5 Mahatma Gandhi’s advice for a better work

Mahatma Gandhi is the frontrunner in the struggle for independence in India. The name Gandhi is often used to mean nonviolent civil disobedience. However, that’s not all that he’s respected for; Gandhi also stands for compassion, honesty, service, sacrifice, and truth. His reputation resonates in all parts of the world. Though he preached his ideas many decades ago, the legacy of his works and character lives to be remembered today and hundreds of years to come. We all struggle to find the work-life-balance in our lives and Gandhi’s lessons can be very useful even for success career coaches, managers, leaders, departmental heads and other people in the business sector. Let’s have a look how Gandhi’s wisdom might help us on our way to success:

1. Successful people understand how to create talent pools

One of the greatest lessons that business leaders and managers can learn from Mahatma Gandhi leadership is that in order to make your plans come to life is to surround yourself with a talented team and great personalities. Fighting for freedom in India wasn’t easy. However, Gandhi surrounded himself with talented people such as Jawaharlal Nehru, Sarojini Naidu, Sardar Patel, C. Rajagopalachari, Rajendra Prasad and Maulana Azad. This talented pool of friends helped him until the time India got independence. Well, being a boss is so simple, but leading others to a goal will mean that you need to be sufficiently capable of being the kind of leader who will always be at the front of everything good or bad. As a leader, understand how to choose your team's members as well as how to keep them engaged.

2. Gandhi’s principles help to find the balance

The first Gandhian principle that guided almost every thought and activity in his life was his belief in the integrity and complete unity of the body, soul, and mind of an individual. He always reiterated that the human body must be governed by the mind and the mind should be controlled by the soul. Such control could only be achieved by acknowledging the roles of all the constituents of human being, the body, mind, and soul. In our contemporary life, a simple interpretation of Gandhi’s philosophy is that physical health, as well as the well being of the mind, is directly affected by our thinking and moral behaviors. In business, real thoughts should be connected to both moral purposes and right actions.

Gandhi also believed that all our social actions must be guided by the same set of moral virtues which main elements are selflessness, nonviolence, active service, and non-attachment. In essence, the growth of individual’s personality is directly proportionate to own believes and exercises of these values. Gandhi measures the vitality and value of social organizations by their ability to observe the above virtues. By learning and practicing Gandhian convictions, we become better people both in work and social life.

3. Mahatma Gandhi quotes inspire

Gandhi was a greater writer, leader, and philosopher. He always found inspiration in his work and world that surrounds him. He inspires and motivates himself as well as his team members. His great sayings touched the hearts of struggled people of India during the British ruling, and remind them of the moral, social and human responsibility they have to each other. His quotes affirmed means are as important as the ends. In his quotes, Mahatma Gandhi reminds us it is natural to encounter failures and make mistakes in our daily struggles, but keep peace and light in our minds. Here’re some positive quotes to start the week:

  • Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. You can't ever really know the meaning of your life, and you don't need to. Just know that your life has a meaning.
  • Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
  • Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world but being able to remake ourselves.
  • Your values become your destiny.
  • The future depends on what you do today.
  • Hate the sin, love the sinner.
  • The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.
  • Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.

4. Mahatma Gandhi motivation styles

Despite the fact that he was regarded as the father of a great nation and one of the inspirational and transformative figures in history, Gandhi had his own ups and downs that he had to fight before becoming the highly honored personality we know today. In his childhood and youth life, Gandhi was never comfortable before crowds. However, he is the kind of man who always looked within for strength and he managed to find calm, compassion and courage amidst oppression through love and incessant promotion of non-violence tendencies. He found passion in championing for the rights for the dignity and rights of other people.

Mahatma Gandhi quotes on success are a true revelation of what he believed. Over time, he managed to overcome all his fears and at the same time convert them to his benefit. His discomfort in speaking transformed him to an outstanding listener, whose empathy and humility enabled him to channel the aspirations and dreams of the masses. Below are four quotes that truly demonstrate how Gandhi was motivated by love, passion, freedom, simple life and knowledge:

  • A burning passion coupled with absolute detachment is the key to all success.
  • To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
  • Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
  • First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
  • Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

5. Share to receive

Mahatma Gandhi understood the essence of sharing his goal of a free India to all people. He traveled a lot, connected with people, often replied to letters from his people in person and founded magazines in order to get his message far and wide. He believed in universal uplift and preached equality and self-determination to all people in India. In normal life, growth doesn’t emanate from pulling one another down. Help other people in your organization and when they get ahead, new opportunities will open up for you. Gandhi becomes an idol who made a mark on people’s hearts and minds by just being caring and mindful of others.

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