Following the footsteps of the great Mahatma Gandhi – Humble thoughts from written diaries

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We Indians Celebrate 2nd October, as Gandhi Jayanthi every year, to honor the great Mahatma Gandhi and for his ever-humble practice of Non-violence. Over time, there have been certain controversies and debates on the choices that he has made and the wisdom he has shared. However, his ideas remain golden and honorable. He would stick to a daily routine to stay organized and made sure to contribute to household chores as well. One of his most incredible practices was to maintain a diary of his own.

As a human being, you can learn the simplest yet most impactful lessons from Mahatma Gandhi’s writing. Here are some of the greatest virtues in the form of quotes and their explanations, that stand out from the diaries written by Gandhi which you can apply to your life, to become a better person each day:

Having faith in one-self:

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A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.”

Self-faith seems to be a very heavy expression to most people in the world today. Gandhiji was a humble human being who made sure to support those around him, which is not possible without having faith in himself that he was capable of doing so. Every flower takes its own time to bloom, that doesn’t make a slow blooming flower any less beautiful. If you ever feel overwhelmed by the achievements and success of your peers, you must also know that your time will come. When you have clear thoughts and make responsible decisions, and most importantly, be patient, nothing is going to disrupt the success coming your way. Be firm with your goals, regain your focus every time you lose concentration, and over time you can build unshakable faith in yourselves.

Learn from your mistakes:

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”

Nobody’s Perfect, this includes Gandhiji. It’s only human to make mistakes and throughout his life, Gandhiji has made many but always made sure to not make the same mistake twice. We don’t mean to say you can keep making mistakes. You can make mistakes, but you must also make sure to take a moment to reflect on your mistakes and analyze what you can do better to make fewer mistakes in the future. Learn and grow from your mistakes and failures, eventually, you are bound to be successful.

Taking the First step:

“You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.”

Procrastination is something no one can escape, not even Gandhiji. Sometimes things are just too boring to do, or too overwhelming to begin. How can someone break this pattern? It would be tough at first, but once you realize it is something hard and take the first step anyway, you can move mountains over time.

The next time you seem to lose hope in yourself or feel unmotivated to take upon a task, remember this

 “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.”

On that positive thought, if you are someone who wants to follow the footsteps of the Great Mahatma Gandhi, start by getting into the practice of writing and maintaining your diary. Even if you have a busy schedule, try to take some time to reflect on your thoughts every once in a while. We’ve got a variety of options like a corporate diary, personal journals, daily planners, and a whole lot more to make diary writing a fun experience for you. Head over to our store to buy 2022 diaries online and start your journey of self-discovery now.

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