With the hustle and bustle of our daily routine, it’s good to take a moment and reflect on where we are with ourselves; to shed one’s fears and doubts, and replace it with love, excitement, and appreciation for our blessings.
That’s right, it’s time for a quick reminder from the icon of our QNET Family. A humble man with a tireless effort to fulfil his vision for peace, whose legacy and work continues to live on today. A man who led by example – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
We’ve taken the time to put together our 10 favourite quotes from Gandhi himself, don’t forget to share your favourite quote with us in the comments!
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
It’s true that our thoughts guide our daily behaviour and thus, our life. Believe in the best of yourself; demonstrate it in your words and actions. If you are happy with yourself, you’ll be happy with those around you, too.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
As you know, one of our pillars at QNET is Service – inspired largely by the actions of Gandhi. When you serve your community, and even strangers, that’s when you get to see who you are. How much love you have within you, the kind of person you are and who you want to share with in your life. In QNET, we focus on building people, building teams and helping others to succeed. If everyone adopts this mentality, we will all succeed together.
The future depends on what you do today.
If you’re thinking of how your organisation will look 5 years from now, today is when you build towards it, because today is all we have. In our existence, the future is yet to exist. When you truly realise that all we have is the present, life will look very different.
It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there will be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action, but if you do nothing, there will be no result.
Doing the right thing leaves no room for doubt and worry. If you know you’ve done right by your team and yourself, in work and in life, then you’ve done all you can. The rest will follow. This is why we’ve created QNETPRO – to ensure that we as a worldwide business community make a collective effort to act honestly and conduct the business professionally.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
In QNET, our distributors often get mocked and rejected by those who doubt, those who don’t understand. Don’t allow these instances to hurt you, but rather let them make you a stronger person. Even in our most troubling and painful moments, we have the final decision to choose how we feel. Actions and events may happen around us, but our reaction is our choice, and ours alone.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Never regret being the bigger person. In the midst of naysayers, negative energy and fear, be secure in your love. This conveniently brings us to our next quote:
Where there is love there is life.
Your love for your family, your love for your children, your love for your friends, your love for your work – that is where life finds its infinite energy. The reason Gandhi professed love above all else, is because that was his purpose. That’s what made our founders fight through all difficulties, then and now – the love for this family we’ve made. When we give love in all we do, that’s when we’re truly living.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Forgive those who looked down on you, who rejected you or attacked you. Living with hate in your heart is living with a burden. It’s giving yourself a poison, a heavy load which will ultimately tire you and leave you without solace, without peace. In the end, it’s a battle against no one else besides ourselves. Unchain yourself; let go of your burdens.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
There comes a moment in which we question if what we’re doing is enough. There just aren’t any results… yet. Building a sustainable business, the right way, takes time. As a professional, a QNETPRO, you’ll know to trust in your efforts. You can only place the seed and nurture the plant. Eventually, the fruit of your labour will come.
As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.
It’s been proven time and time again – when we live with a pure heart and a strong mind, we find that we attract the same energy, likeminded people with whom we share a unity in existence. The best part? It always starts with us, from within.
Be what you want to see in the world – the world will follow!
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