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There’s a lot of talk about change nowadays.

Almost weekly I get marketing material promoting a Masters Degree in some aspect of Change Management.

Few have treated and practiced the subject of change more eloquently than Gandhi.

The following are Gandhi’s 10 Philosophies for Change. They are borrowed from Henrik Edberg’s Positivity Blog. Thank you Henrik!

Gandhi’s Ten Fundamentals for Changing the World

1. Change yourself.

  • “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
  • “As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world — that is the myth of the atomic age — as in being able to remake ourselves.”

2. You are in control.

  • “Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

3. Forgive and let it


  • “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
  • “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”

4. Without action you will not go anywhere.

  • “An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”

5. Take care of this moment.

  • “I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.”

6. Everyone is human.

  • “I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have the humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.”
  • “It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest mind might weaken and the wisest might err.”

7. Persist.

  • “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

8. See the good in people and help them.

  • “I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.”
  • “Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow men.”
  • “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.”

9. Be congruent, be authentic, be your true self

  • “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do, are in harmony.”
  • “Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.”

10. Continue to grow and evolve.

  • “Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into false passion.”

Two upcoming events:

The first is CashPad. On June 7th next I am very excited to

co-present a seminar with Owen O Malley called ‘CashPad’.

Owen has built a massive business in 24 countries operating

out of Fanad in North Donegal. On June 7th he will show you

the exact social networking techniques he used to build this

business. What’s more, you will leave the workshop having

set up your presence on many of these sites. It’s only €97

and we can only accommodate 25 people, so get back to

me fast.

Secondly I’m looking for people who suffer from Migraine.

Niamh Flynn has developed a breakthrough

approach for

the treatment of Migraine and we are conducting a months

clinical trial in June. If you suffer, or know someone, who

suffers from Migraine we are prepared to put them through

a free trial of the process in exchange for some feedback.

All it would require would be two evenings of your time – on

June 6th next and July 4th. Many thanks.

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